India is the largest producer of movies in the entire world. Bollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood and other regional cinema industries together produce more movies than any nation in the world.
The Indian film industry is the world’s most profitable movie-making nation, with a net gross production of 800 to 1,000 movies every year that is almost double the net creation produced by Hollywood.
However, the Indian movie industry incurred massive losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although things are slowly returning back to normal, the film industry will take some time to recover from it. As a result, it is quite tough for the makers to splash the cash in crores as wages to the actors.
In this listicle, we will take a look at the list of Tollywood actresses who took a massive pay cut.
She is one of the top actresses in the Tollywood film industry. Her salary is Rs 2 crores per project but she has now taken a massive cut in her salary due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Sai Pallavi, a popular South Indian actress hogged the limelight after she performed the role of a teacher- ‘Malar’ in the Malayalam movie ‘Premam’, which was her debut film in 2015. She also voluntarily cut her remuneration.
Samantha is one of the top pan India actresses at the moment. She charges up to Rs 2 crore for a movie. However, due to the pandemic, she also voluntarily cut her wages.
Nayanthara began her career as a TV host and debuted on the small screen with the show Chamayam. She then kick-started work on her first film, Manassinakkare, directed by Sathyan Anthikad, in 2003. Today, she is one of the top actresses in Kollywood. She has also made huge cuts in her salary. Previously, she used to take remuneration of Rs 3 crore.
She announced her arrival in the film industry with Uppena. She has decided to take up to Rs 30 lakh for the second film. Needless to say, reports now say that she demanded around Rs 50 lakh for her next project. However, she will only receive Rs 30 to 40 lakh owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Anushka Shetty is one of the top actresses in India. She used to get a salary of Rs 3 crore for a film. Nevertheless, it seems that the range has dropped to lakhs for obvious reasons.
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Rakul has also announced a cut in her salary and it has declined from crores to lakhs.
Kajal Agarwal, who used to bag 1.5 crores for a movie is now taking 1 crore for a project.
Tamannaah Bhatia voluntarily cut down her salary as she is not getting enough chances. She charges Rs 50 to 75 lakhs for the film.
Meanwhile, Rashi Khanna has a remuneration of less than INR 50 lakhs.
She once charged over a crore but now she charges lakhs for a film.
She charged over INR 2 crore for Amar Akbar Antony. She is taking Rs 75 lakh.
Rashmika is currently taking home one and a half crore. In the Kannada film industry, she has an income of less than Rs 75 lakh.