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Heeramandi budget, cast fees revealed; know who got paid the most for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's epic show: Report

May 09, 2024 08:08 PM IST

Heeramandi is considered one of the most expensive Indian shows not just due to its grandeur and luxurious wardrobe, but also the salaries of the lead cast.

Sanay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi was not just praised for its performances but also its set design and costumes. Despite receiving mixed reviews, the show was lauded for its larger-than-life depiction of the world of Heera Mandi. A report on the budget and cast fees of Heeramandi was recently published by Money Control. (Also read: Heeramandi actor Shruti Sharma recalls getting rashes while shooting intimate scene)

Heeramandi budget and cast fees: Know how much every actor was paid for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's show.
Heeramandi budget and cast fees: Know how much every actor was paid for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's show.

Sanjay made his OTT debut on Netflix with this ambitious project. Notably, the show's budget is not only due to its expensive jewellery, wardrobe and sets, but also because of the whopping fees paid to the cast. According to Money Control, Sanjay Leela Bhansali charged approximately 60-70 crore for directing the series. Due to its vast production scale, Heeramandi has a budget of around 200 crore. The report also provides a glimpse of the fees paid to the cast.

Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakhi was reportedly the highest paid actor on the show as she earned a whopping 2 crore for playing the double role of Rehana and Fareedan.

Manisha Koirala

Manisha charged 1 crore for essaying courtesan Mallikajaan in the epic-drama series.

Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi was paid between 1-1.5 crore according to the portal. She portrayed Bibbojaan, Mallikajaan's elder daughter.

Richa Chadha

Richa essayed the role of Mallikajaan's foster daughter Lajwanti aka Lajjo. She was also paid equivalent to Manisha as she charged 1 crore for the series.

Sanjeeda Sheikh

Sanjeeda played the role of Rehana and Mallikajaan's younger sister Waheeda. She earmed 40 lakh from the show.

Sharmin Sehgal

Sanjay's nice Sharmin, Mallikajaan's younger daughter, and was paid 30 lakh for playing her part in the epic-series.

Fardeen Khan

Fardeen, who made a comeback as Nawab Wali Bin Zayed-Al Mohammed charged 75 lakh for Heeramandi.

Hindustan Times has been unable to independently verify these figures. Heeramandi also features Shekhar Suman, Adhyayan Suman, Taha Shah Badussha, Farida Jalal and Shruti Sharma in crucial characters. It is available for streaming on Netflix.

 

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