Kangana Ranaut Becomes India’s Highest Paid Actress, Take Home Rs 24 crore For J Jayalalithaa Biopic

Mina Muzumdar |Mar 26, 2019

The race to become the female actor that gain the highest paid in India is really intense, and Kangana Ranaut is really close to the finish line.

By playing as a famous politician J Jayalalithaa who is known as the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu in her upcoming movie, Kangana Ranaut is going to get paid with Rs 24 crore which is the highest payment for a single film in India.

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A reliable source that is supposed to have a good connection to the project shared, “Kangana is being paid to the tune of Rs 24 crore for the bilingual project, which will be made in Hindi and Tamil. The makers are sure that her star power will help reach a pan-India audience. The producers have already signed a contract with her.” 

The movie will be conducted under the direction of Vijay and KV Vijayendra Prasad is the screenwriter. It will have different names in Tamil (Thalaivi) and Hindi (Jaya).

Obviously, Rs 24 crore is a special payment that there is no actor in India has achieved before. Even having the lead role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, the number which Deepika Padukone got is just about a half of above number. Additionally, while the movie brought Rs 13 crore for Deepika, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh received Rs 10 crore.

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Furthermore, the actress has currently received Rs 10 crore from Kareena Kapoor Khan after the hit of Veere Di Wedding. Back to August 2018, in a report in Mid-Day, a source stated:


The report also mentioned about the contract that Priyanka Chopra signed for the contract with Bharat of Salman Khan, the fee was Rs 6.5 crore. Even though, she left the project later. Reportedly, in the beginning,  the fee that Kangana wanted was Rs 11 crore but the number was then split for two movies Rangoon and Simran.

When discussing Jayalalithaa, Kangana shared to media that regional films are what she always desired to work in. 


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In an interview, there was a question about learning Tamil as preparation for the movie, Kangana Ranaut said, “Yes...Unless I fail miserably and they (the makers of the film) have to look for an option for my dubbing. But I will definitely learn the language.”


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