5 Cr is Compulsory for Bollywood Divas, even South actresses are paid less

After months of speculation, the makers of director Koratala Siva’s yet-to-be-titled NTR30 made it official that Janhvi Kapoor will star alongside Jr NTR in the pan-India film. According to reports, the Bollywood actress will be getting a big amount for featuring in the Telugu film.

Janhvi in NTR30

Bollywood’s Janhvi Kapoor is all set for her big Telugu debut, NTR 30, opposite Jr NTR in an upcoming yet-untitled project which will be helmed by Koratala Siva. Janhvi shared the first poster on her Instagram profile. In the poster, Janhvi sat on rocks as she turned back and smiled. The actress was dressed in a pink and blue traditional outfit.


Janhvi captioned the post, “It is finally happening (hugging face emoji). Can’t wait to set sail with my favorite @jrntr (red heart emoji). #NTR30.” Reacting to the post, a fan commented, “She said in an interview she loves to work with him, and now she got the opportunity.”

“The fact that (the late) Sridevi’s daughter is finally making her debut down south is huge,” a source close to the film’s unit tells Hyderabad Times, adding, “The makers were clear from the get-go that they wanted her on board. Talks went on for a while before she finally signed the dotted line in February. They’re confident she’ll pull off her role well.”

Maximum 5 crores for Bollywood actresses 

According to reports from Tollywood, the actress has demanded Rs 5 crore for this film. Given that Janhvi is a popular actor in Bollywood and is making her first film in the south, film insiders say that this remuneration is parred for the course.


Nowadays to secure major Bollywood actresses, producers must invest at least Rs 5 crore, which has become the starting point for top heroines.

Bollywood actress Kiara Advani, who plays Ram Charan’s female lead in director Shankar’s movie, was paid Rs 4 crore plus GST.

While Tollywood actresses normally earn between Rs 1 and Rs 3 crore, Bollywood actresses demand between Rs 5 and Rs 10 crore. Deepika Padukone is getting more than Rs 10 crore for ‘Project K’.


And it’s all happening because films down south want to grab the attention of the Hindi audience and they are willing to spend more.