The said amounts are not charged by the respected star heroes but they are the remunerations charged by the same heroine for acting in their respective films.
It is known that Bollywood actress Kiara Advani is playing the female lead role in Mahesh Babu’s “Bharat Ane Nenu”. Even before the release of this film, she signed her second Telugu film, and its another biggie, Ram Charan-Boyapati film. It is heard that she had taken Rs 50 lakhs remuneration for Mahesh’s film and 1 Cr for Charan’s.
You may wonder why such inordinate disparity even though both films are almost equal in star power? Well, BAN is the debut Telugu film of Kiara, she is an unfamiliar face to Telugu audience, but, by the time she signed Charan’s film, she had already done a Mahesh-starrer, thus increase in her brand value. Furthermore, she needs to allot more number of call sheets to Charan’s film than BAN.
Taking Rs 50 lakhs fee for debut film itself is a record of sorts. And, charging Rs 1 Cr for just second film is sensational. Even Pooja Hegde started charging Rs 1+ Cr after showcasing her most glamorous side in DJ, but Kiara has hit the 1 Cr mark even before the release of her debut film!