With the release of the film Pushpa and the rumors spreading that Samantha Ruth Prabhu charging Rs. 5 crores for the song, the question of payment of the actresses have come into the picture. It is also worthy of noting that an actress or an actor is not limited to one industry, for instance, Rashmika Mandanna is from the Kannada Industry but has worked in Tamil, Telugu, and is also venturing into Hindi.
Let us have a look at the top 5 highest-paid actresses of Tollywood and the money they charge:
5. Rashmika Mandanna
She shot to fame with the Kannada film ‘Kirik Party’ and currently has worked in Tamil and Telugu films. With the release of Pushpa: The Rise, it was clear that the actress charges 2-3 crores per project.
4. Pooja Hedge
The actress charges somewhere between 3-4 crore per project and around 35 to 40 lakh per endorsement. She is all set to star in Radhe Shyam against Prabhas. She made her debut with the Hindi film Mohenjodaro.
3. Tamannaah Bhatia
With Tamil, Telugu films, and even some TV series under her belt, Tamannaah charges between 4 to 5 Crore per movie and around 50 Lakhs for item songs. She performed an item song in the film KGF Chapter 1.
2. Anushka Shetty
She stands one of the tallest names in the Telugu industry with films like Baahubali under her belt. With this big experience, she charges somewhere between 2-6 crore for each project.
- Samantha Ruth Prabhu
She has reached the peak of her career with the series Family Man 2. She has also been one of the most loved stars of the Telugu industry. According to reports, Samantha charges between 3-7 crores per project which could possibly be the highest.