Did you know that Hum Aapke Hai Koungrossed ₹116 crores back in 1994? Back then, the highest an actor would be paid was ₹50 lakh. Amitabh Bachchan, of course, was an exception in this. The decade was one filled with milestones for Bollywood.
There was more moolah being spent in making movies and the audience was willing to spend money at the theatres. Speaking of which, this is how much the actors and actresses were paid.
Let’s check out the amount charged by the actors in the 90s.
In 1995, Ajay Devgn did movies for ₹70 lakhs. He had four releases that year, most of them didn’t work at the box office.
Suniel Shetty charged ₹30 lakhs for Rajkumar Kohli’s Jaani Dushman. He and Sunny Deol were said to be bankable and worth it.
Sunny paaji was the most bankable star after Gadarand Ghayal. He charged over ₹50 lakhs for Rajkumar Kohli’s Jaani Dushman. But soon after, his fee was hiked to ₹60-70 lakhs.
Hum Aapke Hai Koun broke many records at the box office. Madhuri Dixit hiked her fee to ₹50 lakhs while signing for Rakesh Roshan’s Koyla.
After films like Darr andHum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke, Juhi Chawla charged a fee of ₹20 lakhs per project.
After movies like Mohra, Akshay Kumar charged ₹55 lakhs for a movie. Back in 1994, he had 12 films in his kitty. Some things never change, do they?
After giving borderline-revolutionary performances in Tirangaa and Krantiveer, Nana Patekar hiked his fees to ₹50 lakhs.
Kajol, Raveena, Karishma, Manisha Koirala
They all charged around ₹10-15 lakhs in the period of 1993-1995.
₹3 crores is how much Amitabh Bachchan charged per film after Khuda Gawah released. Back then ABCL (Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited) had him on a one film per year contract.
Shah Rukh Khan
1995 was the year Shah Rukh Khan delivered Karan Arjun and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Back then, his fee per film was ₹30 lakhs and we saw him do Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Koyla, Pardesand Yes Boss in the coming years.