Salman Khan’s working fees for Race 3: Highest paid Bollywood actor
Post Christmas release Tiger Zinda Hai, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will be seen next in Race 3 that is doing rounds. The pre production work for the action thriller has started as director Remo D’souza has reached for a recce in the Gulf lately. Spilling the beans, Remo said, “Most of the film will be shot abroad and it rolls by November.” However, Race 3 is freshly making news for a different reason.
The amount of money Salman Khan is charging for Race 3
No wonder Salman Khan is the most bankable Bollywood star today. In addition he is the most successful Bollywood actor of the current decade. And at this stage producers can stand in a queue to take the Sultan actor on board at any cost. If recent report is anything to go by, then Salman is going to charge a whopping 70 per cent profit share of Race 3 as his working fees.
Salman Khan is the highest paid Bollywood actor
While it is not uncommon for actors to ask for as much as 50 per cent of the profits. In past stars like Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh demanded for the profit share. But there is no other star near to Salman Khan’s market value. Producer Ramesh Taurani has been trying to rope him for past four years, also offering apparently 100 crore. Now as compared to this, Salman’s demand for 70 per cent of Race 3 profits seems so relevant. Earlier also Bhaijaan charged a great amount of the profit share of Yash Raj Films’ Sultan. While he has reportedly charged a towering 125 crore for Tiger Zinda Hai. Hence there is no iota of doubt that Salman is the highest paid Bollywood actor.
“It is unprecedented but with news of Aamir Khan also turning distributor, all top stars now want to get the best share of the projects they are involved in. If the film makes great money, they want to keep the best and if it fails they want to be responsible too. It is a good sign, but the percentage is pretty high for Race 3,” a trade analyst told the publication.
While talking about others’ working fees, leading lady Jacqueline Fernandez will charge almost 2 crore. And Remo D’souza’s fees for Race 3 is quite uncertain. He charges on average 1 crore per film.
Amitabh Bachchan, Sidharth Malhotra in Race 3?
Besides Salman and Jacqueline, all other stars there in the casting coup are kept in wrap so far. However, names like Amitabh Bachchan, Sidharth Malhotra, Bipasha Basu and Daisy Shah are coming out from time to time. Race 3 will release on Eid, 2018.