Salman Khan worth Rs 50 crore now!
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Salman Khan worth Rs 50 crore now!

Thanks to a spate of hits, Salman 'Dabangg' Khan is now demanding Rs 50 core from his producers. The actor who took a pay cut during recession is now re-negotiating with the filmmakers.

bollywood Updated: Sep 03, 2011 12:53 IST

Salman Khan, 45, who took a fee cut for Ready during recession has hiked his price, post his super successful run at the box office. The actor who was charging Rs 40 crore for his films, will now take back home a whopping Rs 50 crore.

Two filmmakers have confirmed to film expert Subhash K Jha that Salman has not only hiked his price, but is also 'choosing' his directors.

"Salman is not only quoting a fee close to Rs 50 crore, he is also 'recommending' (read: appointing) directors for these films. Like, for the T Series project Salman has put forward the names of two directors and has asked producer Bhushan Kumar to choose from one of them. Furthermore, he insisted on Sonakshi Sinha for Kick and now he's recommending Zarine Khan to his prospective producers," a source told film expert Subhash K Jha.

Filmmaker Bhushan Kumar told Jha that Salman's price has been re-structured for his next. "When Salmanbhai did Ready the film industry was facing a huge financial crunch. But he agreed to cut down his price from Rs 40 crore to Rs 17 crore. This was the only way we could have made Ready at that time. Now the market has changed for the entire film industry. So, we are currently re-negotiating with him for our next film."

Well Sallu, you certainly deserve it!

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First Published: Jul 30, 2011 15:55 IST