Hrithik Roshan’s Fees Hiked ‘Substantially’ After War and Super 30
Hrithik Roshan has joined the list of stars who are getting paid a staggering sum for their upcoming movies
While Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar continue to be among the highest-paid actors bracket, others are catching up in a big way. And we are not talking of any new age young actors like Ayushmann Khurrana or Rajkummar Rao but it is Hrithik Roshan who is making news for his remuneration. Star prices, say industry insiders, are a source of staggering expenditure for producers. Many producers claim the major junk of a film's budget goes to the lead star and the film is actually shot with the leftovers. Hrithik Roshan is currently riding an all-time career-high after two back-to-back blockbusters in 2019 . First came Super 30, the bio-pic on mathematician Anand Kumar which belied all expectations by becoming a blockbuster. Then, doing a volte face, Hrithik played a suave intelligence officer in the actioner War which has become the biggest hit of 2019.
Hrithik Roshan in Super 30
Hrithik is now being wooed by almost every major filmmaker in the country, including Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Aanand Rai, Farah Khan, Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala. Understandably, the superstar’s price tag has become inflated. While the exact figure being demanded by Hrithik Roshan is not known (no actor reveals his actual fee to anyone — not even to his wife — only his chartered accountant), a source working closely with the actor tells this writer that Roshan’s remuneration has increased “substantially”. And the new price applies to all, including Yash Raj films. This means , if Aditya Chopra wants to sign Hrithik for the sequel of War he would have to pay Hrithik his enhanced remuneration.
Hrithik Roshan in War
War, especially turned around Hrithik’s fortunes that had taken a dip after the failure of films like Mohen jo daro and the underwhelming Kaabil. In the company of Tiger Shroff, Hrithik delivered a blockbuster. And that has now reflected in his remuneration. Similarly, it was reported that even Shahid Kapoor has hiked his fees greatly after the super success of Kabir Singh.
With every A-lister from Akshay to Ayushmann charging through the roof the time has come for the film industry to look for a new generation of stars.