Cassian Baliarsingh

It is a well-known fact that superstars like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Prabhas charge a whopping amount for their movies. However, there is a director who charges more than these superstars.

Yes, you read that right! He is none other than Baahubali-fame director SS Rajamouli. The celebrated director has given only blockbuster movies in his career and not a single flop. 

According to various reports, Rajamouli charged a whopping sum of Rs 200 crore for his latest blockbuster ‘RRR’. Apart from this, he had a 30% profit share in the film. This makes SS Rajamouli the highest-paid director in the history of the film industry.

While SRK charges around Rs 120 crore, Salman Khan Rs 130 crore, and Prabhas Rs 150 crore, Rajamouli seems to be earning way more than these superstars. With blockbuster movies like Magadheera, Baahubali 1 & 2, and RRR, Rajamouli is worth a whopping amount.

Meanwhile, reports suggest that ‘Animal’ director Sandeep Reddy Vanga also charged a whopping Rs 200 crore for the film while the film’s lead actor Ranbir Kapoor took home only Rs 70 crore. Similarly, directors like Atlee, Siddharth Anand, Rajkumar Hirani, Rohit Shetty, Sanjay Leela Bhanshali, Sukumar, Nelson Dilipkumar, and Shankar are some of the other highest-paid directors in the film industry.

Siddharth Anand charged a whopping Rs 40 crore for the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer blockbuster movie ‘Pathaan’, and director Nelson is in the news for charging Rs 55 crore for Jailer 2. 

On the professional front, after the stupendous success of ‘RRR’, Rajamouli is all set to return with his next pan-India film with Tollywood Prince Mahesh Babu. The film is likely to be a globetrotting action adventure and is going to be a kind of James Bond or Indiana Jones film with Indian roots.