Battle of dance numbers: who is this actress Commanding 5-Crore Paycheck for a Single Song?

Battle of dance numbers: who is this actress Commanding 5-Crore Paycheck for a Single Song?

New Delhi, 16 March 2019

Since the golden era of talkies, Indian cinema has celebrated the art of song and dance, making it an integral part of storytelling. Unlike Western films, nearly all Indian movies feature musical numbers, with item songs taking center stage as a unique genre exclusive to Bollywood.

These special dance sequences have evolved over time, becoming crucial marketing tools for films. As a result, leading ladies are now demanding sky-high fees for their appearances in these item numbers, leveraging their star power to secure lucrative deals.

When it comes to these dance numbers, leading ladies frequently demand the highest fees since they want to capitalize more on their star power than on their dancing skills. When Kareena Kapoor performed item songs in the past, her fees used to exceed Rs 1.5 crore. Katrina Kaif apparently charges around Rs 2 million each song, while Tamannaah Bhatia reportedly earns Rs 1 crore per song. Jacqueline Fernandez is one of the most paid actresses in this genre, earning Rs 3 crore for each song.

The south industry’s lady superstar is leading the pack, leaving all the acctresses behind. Samantha received a 5-crore payout for the ‘Oo Antava’ song, whilst Rashmika Mandanna, the female lead of Pushpa, was only paid Rs. 2 crore for the entire film.

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