Of late, several heroes like Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu and NTR in Telugu film industry and Rajinikanth in Tamil Nadu have been demanding astronomical remuneration for their films.
According to film industry sources, their remuneration ranges from Rs 20 crore to Rs 40 crore. There were reports that Pawan Kalyan was paid a remuneration of Rs 40 crore for his film Sardar Gabbar Singh, whereas Rajinikanth charged the highest-ever remuneration of Rs 60 crore.
Now, Tamil star hero Ajith is going to join this club of highly-paid actors by charging an unprecedented remuneration that would be a challenge for other heroes. Ajith is one of the top heroes of Tamil film industry with a huge fan following. Majority of his films are blockbusters with record collections. And it will be surprising to hear that some producers have come forward to offer whatever fee he quotes, if he gives them dates for their films.
The height of such proposals is that if Ajith signs their films, the producers are ready to pay remuneration of Rs 1 crore per day. It does mean, if Ajith attends so many crores, if he attends shooting for whatever number of days it takes.
Though it is not uncommon for some actors to demand payments on a daily basis, it is unprecedented that an actor is paid Rs 1 crore a day. But such is the craze Ajith commands in Tollywood that producers are ready to pay him such a huge amount.
And no other actor has got such an offer from any producer. That is Ajith!