It is known news that now days, the actors are getting huge money for acting in a movie. But in those days, things are different. Especially, the amounts they received for their debut movies back in those days will literally shock you.
Here are some of the famous stars and how much they were paid for their first movies.
1. Chiranjeevi – Rs. 1,116
Megastar Chiranjeevi started his career with the film Punadhirallu in 1978. However, Pranam Khareedu was released earlier at the theaters. For his two movies, Chiranjeevi did not get his salary. His 3rd movie was Mana Voori Pandavulu and for this film, he got Rs 1116 remuneration. This was his first salary as a hero.
2. Kamal Haasan – Rs. 500
As a child artist in the film Kalathur Kannamma, Rs. 500 was Kamal’s first remuneration. And his first salary as an adult actor was Rs. 4,000.
3. Deepika Padukone – Rs. 0
Yes, you heard it right. Deepika didn’t charge any fees for her Bollywood debut, Om Shanti Om.
4. Amitabh Bachchan – Rs. 5,000
Amitabh Bachchan made his Bollywood debut with the 1969 film Saat Hindustani. He received ₹5,000 as fees for his first movie.
5. Mohanlal – Rs. 2,000
In starting days of Mohal Lal’s career, he acted in many films with less remuneration. And for his first film Manjil Virinja Pookkal he got paid Rs. 2000. And he donated that Rs. 2000 to St. Antony’s orphanage.
6. Ajith – Rs. 2,500
He Rs. 2,500 as his first salary for a one minute role in his debut movie, Paasamalargal.
7. Aamir Khan – Rs. 11,000
He debuted with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in 1988. For this role, he was paid ₹11,000.
8. Vijay – Rs. 500
Vijay’s first film as a child artist was Vetri and he got paid Rs. 500.
9. Akshay Kumar – Rs. 51,000
Akshay Kumar made his Bollywood debut with Saugandh and he was paid ₹51,000.
10. Jr. NTR – Rs. 4,00,000
In 2001, Jr NTR made his debut with Ninnu Choodalani, and his remuneration was Rs. 4 lakh for his debut movie as a hero.