Stars who will rule the cash registers in 2012

Published: Dec 29, 2011, 13:00 IST | Hiren Kotwani |

Rs 1,500 crore! That's the approximate amount being banked on the biggest Bollywood stars in the coming year

Rs 1,500 crore! That's the approximate amount being banked on the biggest Bollywood stars in the coming year

2012 too, like this year, has quite a few hundred crores riding on the top B-Town stars.

Akshay Kumar has the most number of upcoming releases, while Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan are hoping to make the most of their lone films. Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra lead the list of actresses, with three films each.

Rs 100 crore
Hrithik Roshan
Film: Agneepath

Hrithik's fee won't be less than Rs 20 crore (he's believed to have made Rs 15 crore for Guzaarish).

Rs 200 crore
Priyanka Chopra
Films: Agneepath, Barfi, Teri Meri Kahaani

With trade pandits valuing Agneepath with Hrithik Roshan and Sanjay Dutt at Rs 100 crore, no doubt Barfi with Ranbir Kapoor and Teri Meri Kahaani with Shahid Kapoor will add to the crores.

Rs 100 crore
Shah Rukh Khan
Film: Yash Chopra's next

Apparently, SRK is charging Yash Chopra Rs 1 crore more than Aamir Khan's take-home for Dhoom 3 for this romantic saga

Rs 200 crore
Deepika Padukone
Films: Cocktail, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Race 2

Deepika Padukone is the first choice for many filmmakers.

Rs 200 crore
Katrina Kaif
Films: Ek Tha Tiger, Yash Chopra's next

Considering that her co-actors are Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, no wonder then that Karan Johar signed her on to be his Chikni Chameli in the remake of Agneepath.

Rs 100 crore
Aamir Khan
Film: Talaash

Aamir, reportedly, charges more money than his contemporaries, Salman Khan and SRK. Director Reema Kagti had to shoot an underwater sequence in Mauritius just because the waters in India weren't clean enough. This thriller is definitely not made on a tight budget.

Rs 200 crore
Salman Khan
Films: Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg 2

He is said to charge not only an upfront amount, but also a share in the profits. One can imagine the budget for the Kabir Khan's spy-thriller that spans across Ireland, Egypt, Turkey and Cuba. And the Dabangg sequel won't come lesser than Rs 50 crore.

Rs 250 crore
Ajay Devgn
Films: Tezz, Bol Bachchan, Son Of Sardar

The rights of Son of Sardar were sold for over Rs 80 crore without a single shot and Bol Bachchan fetched a whopping Rs 95 crore deal. Consequently, these deals have made Tezz a hot bet at the ticket windows.

Rs 250 crore
Saif Ali Khan
Films: Agent Vinod, Cocktail, Race 2

Agent Vinod still remains one of the most awaited films of next year. After the spy-thriller with girlfriend Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan's chemistry with Deepika Padukone has made Homi Adajania's Cocktail a hot box-office bet.

Rs 200 crore
Kareena Kapoor
Films: Agent Vinod, Talaash, Heroine

Aamir was keen to cast her in Talaash after the successful 3 Idiots and another production house even willing to pay her a share in the profits for Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine.

Rs 400 crore
Akshay Kumar
Films: Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore, Khiladi 786, Joker, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2

He remains Sajid Nadiadwala, Sajid Khan and Ekta Kapoor's favourite. As for Rowdy Rathore, Khiladi 786 and Joker, he's co-producing them with  Bhansali, Himesh Reshammiya and Farah Khan respectively.

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