How much will Bollywood stars get paid to perform in Vancouver? (With gallery)

Published: March 25, 2013

VANCOUVER DESI

Shah Rukh Khan

It’s highly possible that Shah Rukh Khan is No. 1 when it comes to top Bollywood earners. STR/AFP/Getty Images

Along with a trip to Canada and beautiful B.C., many of the Bollywood stars set to descend on Vancouver this April will earn a pretty paycheque, too.

It’s hard to know exactly what members of India’s entertainment A-list will be paid for their appearances and performances at the first-ever Times of India Film Awards, set to take place April 4-6. But if it’s anything like what they earn for events in India, some are in line for six-figure paycheques.

The event is partly funded by the B.C. government to the tune of $11 million.

According to entertainment site pinkvilla.com, Indian event organizers said some stars can charge nearly $25,000 per minute for various appearances, including endorsements, stage shows, hosting, dancing and performing. Megastars like Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are reported to charge nearly $2,000,000 for an hour-long live performance.

And according to Bollywoodshaadi.com, in addition to these fees, there are other expenses involved with booking stars, such as flight tickets, hotel stays and fees for the star’s entourage, including managers, choreographers, makeup artists, and more.

  • Bookmark Vancouver Desi for the best of Bollywood and South Asian news

These earnings are on top of what actors and actresses already demand for the movies they appear in each year. Bollywood produces nearly 150 films a year, with some stars appearing in up to eight movies annually.

So, here’s just a sample of what some stars expected at the Times of India Film Awards in Vancouver make per movie as well as what they typically earn for their endorsements in India, according to the Hindustan Times:

  • Shah Rukh Khan – approx. $5,000,000/movie; approx. $564,000/day per endorsement
  • Ranbir Kapoor – approx. $2,000,000/movie; approx. $375,000/day per endorsement
  • Katrina Kaif – approx. $800,000/movie; approx. $235,000/day per endorsement
  • Priyanka Chopra – approx. $600,000/movie; approx. $140,000/day per endorsement
  • Anushka Sharma – approx. $300,000/movie; approx. $75,000/day per endorsement

Bollywood earners


Picture 1 of 4

Anushka Sharma earns about $300,000 per movie and roughly $75,000 a day per endorsement.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,





Featured

weird news

Man finds five-foot-long crocodile in his bathroom

VANCOUVER DESI A family in Western India got the shock of their life when a five-foot-long crocodile was discovered in the shower of their family…
Continue Reading »

Surrey-politics-desi

Surrey councillor Barinder Rasode set to launch next phase of “summer engagement series”

VANCOUVER DESI As she gears up for the upcoming Surrey election this fall, city councillor Barinder Rasode is launching the next phase of her “summer…
Continue Reading »

PicMonkey Collage

Indian Super League signing up ex-English premiership stars (w/ photos)

PATRICK JOHNSTON VANCOUVER DESI Arsenal fans, want to recapture some former glory? Time to travel to India – Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg are taking…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

Surrey-politics-desi

Surrey councillor Barinder Rasode set to launch next phase of “summer engagement series”

VANCOUVER DESI As she gears up for the upcoming Surrey election this fall, city councillor Barinder Rasode is launching the next phase of her “summer…
Continue Reading »

Victoria film shooting BC

Bollywood’s Jimmy Shergill, Surveen Chawla shoot latest romantic flick ‘Rab Rakha’ in Victoria

MICHAEL D. REID TIMES COLONIST There was love in the air, Bollywood-style, in Bastion Square Tuesday — and not just the romance radiating from two…
Continue Reading »

Surrey

Surrey RCMP continue hunt for hit-and-run driver who struck a Sikh temple volunteer

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY —  Surrey Mounties are still looking for the driver who ran down a Sikh temple volunteer in Newton last fall….
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

India-rape-protest

Minor allegedly raped by temple priest in southern India

HINDUSTAN TIMES An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a temple priest in Bangalore on Tuesday, less than a month after a seven-year-old was raped…
Continue Reading »

10448541_801823293184201_5325323972611294529_desi

Miss Diva 2014 gears up for auditions

IANS New Delhi – Miss Diva, that was launched last year as an official franchise from India for Miss Universe, is set to start auditions…
Continue Reading »

child death

Toddler falls into pot of boiling syrup, dies

  IANS New Delhi – A three-year-old boy died after he fell into a pot of boiling sugar syrup, police said here Wednesday. The child,…
Continue Reading »

asdlkfjdal

‘I don’t get turned down by girls:’ Calgary man jailed after stalking university classmate

DARYL SLADE CALGARY HERALD A man who became infatuated with a woman in his university class last year then repeatedly stalked her has been jailed….
Continue Reading »

india flag2

Sporting fans disappointed as Indian flag depicted upside down in Commonwealth Games promotional video

VANCOUVER DESI India is already making headlines as the Commonwealth Games officially kick off in Glasgow – but not for sporting-related reasons. In an official…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Victoria film shooting BC

Bollywood’s Jimmy Shergill, Surveen Chawla shoot latest romantic flick ‘Rab Rakha’ in Victoria

MICHAEL D. REID TIMES COLONIST There was love in the air, Bollywood-style, in Bastion Square Tuesday — and not just the romance radiating from two…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood-Sonam Kapoor

I was obsessed with Salman Khan: Sonam Kapoor (w/gallery)

HINDUSTAN TIMES Sonam Kapoor may be a star in her own right now, but she doesn’t shy away from revealing that, as a kid, she…
Continue Reading »

Aamir Khan Katrina Kaif

Bollywood superhit ‘Dhoom: 3′ enters Chinese top 10 chart (w/gallery)

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood super hit “Dhoom: 3″, which reportedly opened on 2,000 screens in 400 Chinese cities, has entered the Chinese top ten chart….
Continue Reading »