Salman pockets big bucks for his new films. Is he the number one star in Hindi film industry?
By Aparajita Ghosh
Mon, May 09, 2011 09:42:50 GMT
One superhit can change the fortunes around. Salman Khan has been among the most sought-after stars in B-town ever since the super success of Dabangg. Now, he’s set to take the numero uno position. How? Read on....
The buzz is that Salman has managed to pocket big bucks for a new film he has signed. The actor reportedly got Rs. 17.5 crore from a production house not known to shell out that much money to any star. But it had to make an exception for Salman. Moreover, Salman would also get a share in the profits.
Till recently, no other actor apart from Aamir Khan could make such an astronomical demand and still have the producers happily loosening their purse strings. The box office triumph of Dabangg coupled with the success of the Salman-hosted show Bigg Boss 4 has added a lot of market value to the star’s name and image.
There was a time when Salman wasn’t the best choice for various brands to rope in for commercials because of his bratty image, but now Salman is being seen more often in commercials than before.
Also add to all this the fact that Salman is finally doing a film (Ek Tha Tiger) with Yash Raj Films, the prestigious banner, and is also the obvious choice for the sequel of Dabangg and a 3D film to be made by brother Sohail Khan. Even Karan Johar, a staunch Shahrukh Khan loyalist, is learnt to be sending feelers to Salman for a film. Looking at the whole picture, there’s no other Khan in Bollywood who has as many projects as Salman under his sleeve.
Just one more hit in the form of Ready would catapult Salman to the numero uno slot in Bollywood. Salman’s just one shot away from glory.