Aamir Khan earns 175 crores for Dangal; Indian cinema’s highest paid actor
Aamir Khan, the actor par excellence is currently basking in the mammoth success of his latest release Dangal. The movie, directed by Nitish Tiwari, is a wrestling drama inspired from the real life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters.
Dangal created waves in the box office and raked in hundreds of crores worldwide. The movie is reported to have done a worldwide business of more than 700 and is currently at the second spot in the list of highest grossing Indian movies. Aamir’s PK is the all time highest grosser.
According to latest reports from Bollywood media, Aamir Khan is reported to have earned a hefty sum of Rs 175 crores as remuneration for the movie. Dangal is jointly produced by Walt Disney, UTV Motion Pictures and Aamir Khan Productions.
An industry insider is quoted as saying, “Aamir himself has earned a humongous Rs 1.75 billion (approx) from the film with the kind of profit-sharing partnership he entered into with co-producers Disney UTV. While he took Rs 35 million upfront he also took 33 per cent of partnership as he always does for his films. And will take 33 per cent royalty in whatever money the film earns in the future, including satellite rights.”
Aamir is one of the few Indian actors who use the profit sharing technique to get paid. He reportedly charges producers about 33% of the movie’s profit. The actor’s share from the profits of Dangal, including the theatrical, satellite, digital, audio etc. are amounted to Rs 140 crore, taking his total remuneration to Rs 175 Cr. That makes him India’s highest paid actor by a huge margin.
Aamir will be next seen in an extended cameo in Secret Superstar, which he is also producing. The movie stars his Dangal co-star Zaira Wasim in the lead role. Aamir is also prepping up for Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Thugs of Hindostan which also features Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.