AUTHOR:   VIRAL ENTALK 

India's Highest-Paid Directors Who Charge More Than Actors In 2022

DATE 07-07-2022

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The director of a movie is like the captain of a ship and he is the one who decides how smooth the sail is going to be. 

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Well directors too mint crores per film and the pay cheques of the Bollywood will certainy make your jaws drop. Take a look at some of the highest paid directors.

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There is no denying that KJo is one of the most famous directors and producers we have in India. Although he does not direct as often as he used to,

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Karan Johar

But when he is directing a film for a label other than Dharma, he charges about Rs 10-15 Crores, plus a tiny share of the profits if the film does extraordinarily well.

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Although he primarily works in the Tamil film industry, he has given us some really iconic films in Hindi as well.

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Mani Ratnam

The Guru director takes away a sum of 10-15 crores for each film, as per reports. He'll reportedly be getting a share in profit from his next 'Ponniyin Selvan'.

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It was only after the success of Ek Tha Tiger that Mr Khan got his dues. Since then, he went on to cast Salman Khan in 2 more mega projects.

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Kabir Khan

According to the tabloid, the director charges around Rs. 10 crore for directing a film. 

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He is amongst those rare directors who believe that the film isn’t just for an entertainment, but also a medium to influence people in a good way.

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Rajkumar Hirani

Speaking of earnings, the 'Sanju' maker takes away 14-15 crores for each film.

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We honestly don't remember the last film that Rohit Shetty made that did not do well at the box office.  

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Rohit Shetty

With his high octane action films with flying cars are always a hit with the masses and are guaranteed to make big money. He takes away a sum of 25 crores per film.

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Murugadoss is known for making movies with drama and intensity. Even in Bollywood, his ride has been successful 

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AR Murugadoss

.. with films like Ghajini and Holiday. He takes away a sum of 16 crores for each film.

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‘Baahubali’ became the highest grossing Indian film but Rajamouli didn’t charge a big amount for that movie. 

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SS Rajamouli

However, after the massive success of Prabhas starrer, Rajamouli signed a Rs 100 crore contract to direct Baahubali 2. 

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The beauty of a signature Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie lies in its eternal music, larger-than-life sets, and iconic dialogues. 

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali

He usually lets go of his direction fee for the movie but takes a chunk of the profit. The Ace director reportedly has charged 60-65 crore for his upcoming Heeramandi.

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