Is this how much Sidharth Malhotra, others charged for 'Shershaah'?
Just when everyone thought Sidharth Malhotra has lost his sparkle, he proved all wrong with his nuanced portrayal as Captain Vikram Batra in Shershaah. Malhotra literally got into the skin of the late Kargil hero's character for this Vishnu Varadhan-directorial. Apart from him, Kiara Advani and Shiv Panditt have also been appreciated for their performances. So how much did each of them charge?
Malhotra got Rs. 7cr for the role
Keeping in touch with reality, the Karan Johar-backed film showed Malhotra's Batra dying, as his comrades raised the Indian flag to mark their victory. The A Gentleman actor brought this emotion up poignantly on the screen. Shershaah gave him a massive canvas to showcase his skills, and he used it intelligently. And for the same, he charged a solid Rs. 7 crore.
For bringing Cheema to life onscreen, Advani charged Rs. 4cr
Even though the film was centered around Malhotra's character, Advani as Dimple Cheema provided that necessary support that Shershaah needed to stand out. Notably, Cheema, who met Batra in 1995, never married and lives as his widow. So portraying her authentically needed courage, and Advani did a commendable job. The Kabir Singh star got paid an incredible Rs. 4 crore for her role.
Batra's Sanjeev "Jimmy" Jamwal pocketed Rs. 45 lakh
Panditt played the character of Sanjeev "Jimmy" Jamwal, Batra's lieutenant colonel, for which he pocketed Rs. 45L. In the film, we don't see them starting on a good note. Later they become so close that Jamwal can be seen crying at the war hero's funeral. The Shaitan star is anyway a talented actor, so his balanced approach toward this role isn't unexpected from him.
The other actors also got paid handsomely for 'Shershaah'
Chennai Express actor Nikitin Dheer took home Rs. 35 lakh for his role as Ajay Singh Jasrotia, who was also martyred in the same war. Pawan Chopra, who breathed life into GL Batra, a grieving father, was paid some Rs. 50 lakh for Shershaah. Anil Charanjeett played the character of Naib Subedar Bansi Lal, Batra's close friend, and charged Rs. 25 lakh for it.Share this timeline