Mumbai: Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, Salman Khan has reinvented himself in his two decade long career. Yet, this bad boy of Bollywood, who is known for his lady-killer image, has always been an instant hit among masses.
Post the super duper success of ‘Wanted,’ ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Ready,’ Salman has become the most bankable stars of B-town, whose films often set the cash registers ringing at the Box Office. Buzz has it that the hunk has now decided to increase his fees.
Apparently, Salman has charged a whopping sum of Rs. 50 core for his next flick. The actor, who used to charge somewhere around Rs. 40 crore for his films, has made up his mind to hike his fees and his manager Matrix is making sure that the actor gets his due.
It is believed that two filmmakers, who recently signed Salman, claimed that the actor has increased his price.
Talking to a daily, a source said, “Salman is not only quoting a fee close to Rs. 50 crore, he is also ‘recommending’ 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.”
T-Series honcho Bhushan Kumar revealed that Salman’s price is being restructured, “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, all one can say is that Salman Khan is the new badshah of Bollywood!