It’s 2020 and it is extremely unlikely for cinema lovers to be unaware of the stardom of South Indian celebrities. However it might come as a shock for a lot of that a few of these South Indian actors made much more dough than their Bollywood counterparts. Even widespread streaming platforms are pumping up their libraries with extra content material within the South Indian languages because of the success they take pleasure in. So, based mostly on Forbes’ 2019 Superstar 100 record, we’ve discovered the 5 South Indian celebrities who out-earned their Bollywood counterparts. Right here’s how and by how a lot.
5 South Indian celebrities who earned much more than widespread Bollywood stars
1. Rajinikanth vs Aamir Khan
Rajinikanth earned: ₹100 crore (in 2019)
Aamir Khan earned: ₹85 crores
Rajinikanth and Aamir Khan
Not solely is Rajinikanth one of many largest superstars within the nation, however he additionally ranks first among the many highest-paid South Indian celebrities in India. His type and onscreen presence actually have some individuals deal with him like a god or a superhero. In 2019, Rajinikanth earned a whopping ₹100 crore from S Shankar’s 2.0, which was made on a staggering price range of ₹500 crore, and Karthik Subbaraj’s Petta, based on Forbes. He out-earned Aamir Khan, who didn’t have a single launch final 12 months or this 12 months. Khan was final seen in Thugs of Hindustan, which was a colossal flop. His subsequent outing is Lal Singh Chadha, which he lately completed filming for.
2. Mohanlal vs Hrithik Roshan
Mohanlal earned: ₹64.5 crores
Hrithik Roshan: Rs ₹58.73
Mohanlal and Hrithik Roshan
Mohanlal is a power to be reckoned with so far as Malayalam movie trade is worried. Final 12 months, the actor received a Padma Bhushan and featured in 5 movies. Out of those, Lucifer’s success performed the most important function in his earnings. His 2020 movie, Massive Brother launched in January and is now obtainable to stream on Amazon Prime Video. Hrithik Roshan had a fairly profitable 2019 as effectively, contemplating his Warfare was the highest-grossing movie of the 12 months. He was paid ₹48 crore for this venture, whereas his different movie, Tremendous 30 was additionally within the elusive ₹100 crore-club class. And but, Mohanlal out-earned him, by virtually six crores.
3. Prabhas vs Ayushmann Khurrana
Prabhas earned: ₹50 crore
Ayushmann Khurrana earned: ₹30.5 crore
Prabhas and Ayushmann Khurrana
Prabhas is rising to be a category above among the many younger South Indian celebrities whereas Ayushmann Khurrana has confirmed his expertise in Bollywood. As per Forbes’ 2019 Superstar 100 record, Ayushmann Khurrana has been giving profitable movies since 2018. Having delivered hits like Dream Lady and Bala in 2019, Khurrana’s 2020 was lit up due to the success of Shubh Mangal Zyaada Savdhaan. Prabhas, however, made his Bollywood debut with the bi-lingual 2019 movie Saaho. It raked within the second-highest opening day assortment for an Indian movie at ₹130 crore. And regardless of criticism, Saaho remains the second highest-grossing film of 2019. Even with out a single movie in 2018 and 2020, Prabhas earned greater than Ayushmann on the premise of only one flop movie.
4. Vijay vs Shahid Kapoor
Vijay earned: ₹30 crore
Shahid Kapoor earned: ₹12.75 crore
Vijay, higher often known as Thalapathy, is among the many largest South Indian celebrities within the nation. His late 2019 launch, referred to as Bigil, had a worldwide field workplace assortment of over ₹300 crore. The actor has slowly begun making his presence felt in politics, a standard transfer within the South Indian movie trade when an actor crosses a sure threshold of superstardom. Shahid Kapoor, however, rode excessive on the success of Kabir Singh and Padmaavat in 2019. His Kabir Singh was the third-highest grossing Indian movie of 2019, following Warfare and Saaho.
5. Mahesh Babu vs Saif Ali Khan
Mahesh Babu earned: ₹35 crore
Saif Ali Khan earned: ₹17.03 crore
Mahesh Babu and Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan virtually reinvented his profession by coming into the digital area with Scared Video games and choosing extra daring roles like that of Udaybhan Singh Rathore in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. The actor, who’s currently expecting his second child with Kareena Kapoor, earned ₹17.03 crore in 2019 as per Forbes’ findings. Mahesh Babu, however, made a cool ₹35 crore in 2019, from the success of Maharishi. And we’re not even counting the cash he would’ve produced from Sarileru Neekevvaru, which minted over ₹260 crore over all and was the second movie in Mahesh Babu’s profession to be part of the ₹100 crore membership.
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