Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are the only two actresses who bagged their names in Forbes magazines list of top 10 Bollywood’s highest paid 2017 list, which is led by “Raees” star Shah Rukh Khan.
Deepika ranks sixth in the list with earnings of $11 million, while Priyanka shares the seventh spot with Deepika’s beau Ranveer Singh, with earnings of $10 billion. Both actresses have recently made their Hollywood debuts.
As for Shah Rukh, he has left his contemporaries Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan behind, despite getting a mild response with his last few films like “Fan”, “Dilwale” and “Jab Harry Met Sejal”. His endorsement deals and profitable productions helmed by his banner Red Chillies Entertainment, helped him make $38 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, before fees and taxes, reports forbes.com.
Bollywoood male actors- Shah Rukh Khan, Salman, Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan & Hrithik Roshan also grab the Top 5 spot in the list respectively
Not far behind him is Salman, who is ranked second with major earnings of $37 million in the last one year.
Salman gained profits from the success of “Sultan” and “retains a slew of advertisements and a not-for-profit line of clothing and jewellery that benefits his famous “Being Human Foundation”.
The Khans are followed by National Award winner Akshay, whose magic golden run at the Indian box office doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon.
The “Khiladi” star is listed at the third position at earnings of $35.5 million, with his super hit films like “Rustom”, “Jolly LLB 2”, “Naam Shabana” and “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”.
Superstar Shah Rukh, Salman and Akshay are also included in Forbes magazine’s World’s Highest Paid Actors 2017 list and ranked at eighth, ninth and 10th position respectively.
With the unprecedented success of “Dangal”, Aamir is ranked fourth in the list with massive collections of $12.5 million.
Actor Hrithik Roshan has also rounded off the top five with earnings of $11.5 million. Hrithik’s 2016 film “Mohenjo Daro” bombed at the box office, however, the actor bounced back with “Kaabil” in 2017.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan ($9 million) and handsome actor Ranbir Kapoor ($8.5 million) have been ranked ninth and 10th in the list, reports forbes.com.
Earnings estimates are based on data from Box Office India, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with various industry insiders.
Together, Bollywood’s 10 highest paid actors made a cumulative $183 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017.
Meet the Top ten highest-paid stars in Bollywood:
1. Shah Rukh Khan
2. Salman Khan
3. Akshay Kumar
4. Aamir Khan
5. Hrithik Roshan
6. Deepika Padukone
7. Ranveer Singh
8. Priyanka Chopra
9. Amitabh Bachchan
10. Ranbir Kapoor