Tollywood is one of the biggest film industries in India with record number of movies being made every year, far higher even to Bollywood and Kollywood. And Telugu producers are increasing stars remunerations to get them on board for their production ventures. In fact, it’s not stars, but producers hiking remuneration to lock their dates immediately. Here’s the list of Telugu stars and their remunerations:
1. Pawan Kalyan: Though he has very less success rate, he is still the number one star in Tollywood with highest remuneration is paid for a film. As per reports, Pawan Kalyan is charging Rs 22 crores for Katamarayudu being helmed by dolly. Apparently, he would charge high for his next films.
2. Jr NTR: Young Tiger Jr NTR is in full swing with consecutive hits. His market range too is increasing for each new film. While he didn’t even have a 40 cr grossing film before release of Temper, his last movie Janatha Garage minted a final share of Rs 81 crores. For his upcoming tentatively titled film Jai Lava Kusa, NTR is said to be charging Rs 22 crores. Perhaps, NTR’s elder brother Kalyan Ram feels that NTR is worth of given the remuneration considering his recent track record.
3. Mahesh Babu: Superstar Mahsh Babu is one of the top stars and is lauded several times as directors’ hero. Brahmotsavam was a speed breaker for his success streak and the actor is hoping to come back strongly with his film Sambhavami directed by AR Murugadoss. Mahesh Babu is said to be paid Rs 20 crores working for this movie made on high budget. His pay will be largely hiked if this Telugu-Tamil bilingual film clicks at box office.
4. Ram Charan: Mega Power Star Ram Charan was projected to be next big star in Tollywood, post Magadheera. Though his films were slammed by critics, few such as Racha and Yevadu turned money minters at box office. The, he tasted flops with Govindudu Andarivadele and Bruce Lee. His last movie Dhruva provided him much needed break. Now, for his untitled film with Sukumar, Charan is paid Rs 18 crores.
5. Prabhas: Young Rebel star Prabhas was out of number game before Mirchi. The Koratala Siva directed film made him a star. Then, its Rajamouli directed Baahubali that made Prabhas a household name throughout India. Baahubali: The Conclusion is slated for release in summer is expected to upsurge his stardom. Prabhas’s current remuneration is said to be Rs 15 crores. He will next team up with director Sujeeth for a trilingual high octane action entertainer.
6. Allu Arjun: Stylish Star Allu Arjun is most successful star in Tollywood. He is following the phrase ‘Slow And Steady Wins The Race’. He is picking right scripts and directors for his films, which is major reason for him scoring consecutive hits. The most emerging star of Tollywood is said to be paid Rs 12 to 14 crores as remuneration.