Bollywood's under-30 over-achievers
The top Bollywood actors who are in their forties are always talked about for charging whopping fees, having a profit share in their films and delivering Rs 100 crore grossers. But gen-next of Bollywood also seems to be making all the right moves, and the big money.
Leading the pack is the Kapoor scion, Ranbir, 29, the most saleable name under the age of 30. According to trade analyst Komal Nahta, he charges Rs 8 to Rs 10 crore per film, the highest among his contemporaries. Even his endorsements fetch him a handsome Rs 1.5 to Rs 2 crore per ad per day. Nahta says, “Ranbir represents the youth. His charm and following hit a new high after Rockstar (2011).”
Close on his heels is Priyanka Chopra, 30, who bought three flats in Mumbai and had them converted into one big house. The actor owns a BMW 7 Series and a Porsche Cayenne. Nahta estimates that she charges Rs 2 to Rs 3 crore per film and Rs 65 to Rs 75 lakh per ad per day, making her the most successful actress in the age bracket. Katrina Kaif comes close (Rs 3 to Rs 4 crore per film, and Rs 1 to Rs 1.5 crore per ad per day), but she doesn’t own a big property in the country yet.