This Veteran Actor Who Worked On Sholay Is Now Charging Rs 150 Crore For His Next, And It’s Not Amitabh Bachchan Or Dharmendra

This Veteran Actor Who Worked On Sholay Is Now Charging Rs 150 Crore For His Next, And It’s Not Amitabh Bachchan Or Dharmendra

December 25, 2023 0 By admin

The Indian film industry boasts many successful actors, but a select few, like Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, and Dharmendra, have maintained their stardom for decades. These veterans aren’t just hanging on; they’re embracing new trends, taking risks with daring roles in movies and online shows, and constantly keeping audiences entertained. Among them, one name stands out: Kamal Haasan, a 68-year-old powerhouse who’s charging a whopping Rs 150 crore for his next film.


Yes, you read that right. This isn’t Amitabh or Dharmendra, it’s the man who once walked the iconic sets of Sholay as an assistant director. While attending San Diego Comic-Con, Haasan revealed a surprising tidbit – he hated Sholay! Shocked? Well, even more surprising is that he shared this with the film’s director himself! Talk about honesty!

But Haasan has come a long way since those assistant days. Now, he’s the talk of the town for his jaw-dropping Rs 150 crore fee for the sequel to his own hit film, Indian. This action thriller, slated for 2024 and helmed by S. Shankar, also features a stellar cast including Siddharth, Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet Singh, and Gulshan Grover.

Leaked plot details hint at an exciting story where Haasan reprises his role as Senapathy, a retired freedom fighter turned vigilante. Inspired by viral YouTube videos exposing corruption, Senapathy emerges from exile to take down a web of corrupt officials.

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This isn’t just a high-budget comeback for Haasan. He’s fresh off the success of Vikram (2022), which revived his career. His net worth sits comfortably at Rs 700 crore, and he shows no signs of slowing down. He’s even landed the main villain role in the much-anticipated pan-India sci-fi drama, Kalki 2898 AD, alongside Prabhas and Deepika Padukone. His fee for this one? A cool Rs 40 crore!

Why the shift to villains? Well, Haasan puts it simply: “Without the negative, there’s no positive.” He sees these roles as equally important in shaping a film’s narrative.

This Padma Bhushan awardee started his career as a child artist in 1960 and has amassed over 230 projects under his belt. From classics like Hey Ram and Nayakan to blockbusters like Vishwaroopam and Indian, and the recent Vikram, Haasan’s filmography is a testament to his versatility and enduring legacy.

So, while Amitabh and Dharmendra remain Bollywood legends, don’t underestimate the power of Kamal Haasan. He’s proven that experience and daring choices can pave the way for even greater success, making him a force to be reckoned with in the Indian film industry and beyond.