Celebrities in Bollywood keep us entertained not just with their on-screen presence but also with facts about their investments and large paycheques. The statistics have only climbed over the years, and despite all the money spent on filmmaking, the rates paid to B-town actors continue to astound us. While we can presume the price to be exorbitant in today’s money, consider what a hefty paycheck looked like in the 1990s. Check out the highest paid Bollywood actors of the 90s.
1. Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan is probably the biggest actor in Bollywood. Big B has appeared in over 190 films. He began his career in 1969 with the film Saat Hindustani. He was one of the highest-paid actors in the 1990s when it came to payments. For all of the projects he chose after Khuda Gawah, he charged approximately INR 3 crores per film.
2. Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol, who was perhaps Bollywood’s most bankable actor, proved his mettle after Ghatak and Ghayal. These two films cemented his reputation in the industry. But then, the actor was rumored to have charged Rs 50 lakhs for Rajkumar Kohli’s Jaani Dushman, but his fee quickly rose to Rs 60-70 lakhs.
3. Ajay Devgn
Ajay Devgn made his Bollywood debut with Phool Aur Kaante. According to estimates, he was earning Rs 70 lakhs for each movie he completed in the 1990s. Even though his films originally failed to connect with audiences, the actor’s career advanced over time, and his earnings grew as well.
4. Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit, regarded as one of the most talented actresses of her generation. She had a string of massive hits in the 1990s. Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! was a box office success, and shattered many records. Madhuri charged Rs 50 lakhs for Rakesh Roshan’s Koyla after the success of this film.