Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Aishwarya Rai: The Highest Paid Actress of India

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is now the highest paid actress of India. You already know that Aishwarya has signed for a sci-fi Tamil language film, “Robot”, directed by S. Shankar. The actress will be paired with legendary figure of Tamil movie Rajnikanth. For playing the leading female role of the movie, Aishwarya is being paid Rs.40 million. So, it is almost clear that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is receiving the highest amount among the Indian actresses. You must not be surprised to know that Rajnikant is taking home Rs.150 million and fifty percent of the profit of the movie. You know that is what Rajnikant has been doing for years in Tamil movie industry.

Thaindian reported:

“It is no surprise that Aishwarya is getting Rs.40 million. It’s still chicken feed compared with what Rajnikant carries home. He takes home Rs.150 million plus fifty percent of his film’s profits. But still he cannot make a film commercially viable outside the Tamil belt on his own.

“The dubbed Hindi version of ‘Chandramukhi’ came and went. And Rajni’s biggest hit ‘Shivaji - The Boss’ is in no hurry to be released in Hindi. With Ash in ‘Robot’ it looks like an attractive non-regional film,” said another source close to the project.

Reports had it that Rajnikant received Rs. 20 crore for the movie ‘Shivaji - The Boss,’ becoming the highest paid actor of India. Directed by S. Shankar, the movie is going to be the most expensive movie ever made in India. The budget of the movie Robot is Rs. 120 crores. The other casts of the movie have not decided yet. Many more stars are expected to be featured in the movie.


Anonymous said...

Aishwarya rai doesn't know ABCD of acting. Some of us do not even consider pretty. The best actor in the whole Bachchan family is undoubtedly Jaya Bachchan.