Kareena Kapoor is on her way to becoming B-town’s highest paid actress, leaving Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif behind. Here is why.
A source tells us, ‘Kareena has been offered the second sequel in the Golmaal series. Usually, she doesn’t do sequels so director Rohit Shetty is willing to pay her a whopping 10 crore to have her on board. In Golmaal Returns, Kareena played the nagging, suspicious wife perfectly and also upped the glam quotient of the film. There were 5 heroines in the film but only Kareena’s presence in the film was highlighted in the promotions.’
The source adds, ‘Kareena is at the top right now. Even when her career wasn’t going great guns, she believed she was the best and regained her superstar and Numero Uno status post the success of Jab We Met. Though Tashan flopped, she hogged the limelight with her size zero figure phenomenon and relationship with Saif. She was paid 2.5 crore for Kambakkht Ishq and 3 crore for Golmaal Returns. She was also paid a huge sum, almost 5 crore, for Main Aurr Mrs Khanna.’
He continues, ‘Even as far as endorsements are concerned, Kareena rules. She is probably the only actress who has refused a certain brand as she thought she was too young to endorse it. Moreover, she was paid 7 crore for a snack brand. She connects with the masses and they love her. Young girls aspire to be like her. She also propagates Yoga and eating right.’
According to sources, both Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif charge between 3 and 5 crore for their films. Aishwarya charges 5 crore.
So, if Kareena signs Golmaal 3, she will become the highest paid actress in Bollywood. The ensemble cast comprises Ajay Devgan, Tushar Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Shreyas Talpade, among others.