Friday, May 1, 2009

Aishwarya Rai: The highest paid actress in the Indian cinema

After marriage, Aishwarya Rai is not seen in many movies but that does not mean that the actress is not working. Currently, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is working with Rajinikanth in Robot aka Endhiran. Rajinikanth is the superstar of South Indian cinema and one of the highest paid actors of the Indian cinema. Interestingly, Robot is one of the most expensive movies ever made in India. The production cost of the movie is a whopping Rs. 1200 million. For playing the female lead in the movie, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was paid Rs.60 million. This also makes her the highest paid actress in the Indian cinema.


Robot is directed by famous South Indian movie director, S. Shankar. Shankar can be referred as the Karan Johar of the South Indian cinema. In Bollywood cinema, Karan Johar is known for making movies with lavishly built sets and heavyweight Bollywood stars. Shankar also follows the same strategy. All his movies have great star casts and shot in exclusive locations all over the world. Shankar has worked with both Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. So he has a very good idea about them.


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