Mahesh Babu takes home more than Rs 20 cr per film as his remuneration. Except for Pawan Kalyan, no other Tollywood star demands such a huge price.
Mahesh Babu has been featuring in the Forbes list of India’s top earning celebrities for many years consistently.
However, his earnings from the movies are slowly diminishing courtesy to series of flops in the last three years. Though he charges a huge price, he has also been giving back to his producers when his films have failed.
When "Aagadu" failed at the box-office, he returned a few crores to the makers in 2014.
Later, when Srimanthudu became a huge hit, the film made profits for all parties involved. However, after Brahmotsavam sank without a trace, he gave back Rs 5 cr to producer PVP. This year, he got another dud in Spyder and he might return some money later.
All in all, Mahesh has been losing money due to fluctuating results of his movies.