What was your first salary? Bollywood celebs answer

Updated: 20 November, 2020 08:50 IST | The Hitlist Team | Mumbai

After a trend went viral, Sayani Gupta, Ali Fazal and several Bollywood celebrities revealed their first pay cheque

Sayani Gupta and Ali Fazal
Sayani Gupta and Ali Fazal

Several Bollywood folk revealed their first pay cheque as part of a viral social media trend. It began when a Twitter user from Bengaluru asked people to post the details of their first salary. The user also asked them to mention the age at which they received it, its source and the amount.

Rs 12,500 - This is what Sayani Gupta took home at her first job. She was 21 and worked as a marketing and sales executive in a publishing house/infrastructure research firm.

Rs 8,000 - This is what Ali Fazal drew as his first salary at 19. He worked at a call centre through the nights during his college days to fund his fees.

Anubhav Sinha

Rs 80 - The amount that filmmaker Anubhav Sinha first made. He was 18 and earned it by giving arithmetic tuitions to a class seven student. He wanted the money "for smoking" during his engineering college days.

Hansal Mehta

Rs 450 - Filmmaker Hansal Mehta was happy to earn this amount per month at 16. He worked as a salesperson at Intershoppe, Kemp's Corner, selling FU's jeans and casual wear "to earn money for my junior college wardrobe."

Apurva Asrani

Rs 1,000 - The amount that film editor and writer Apurva Asrani made at 15 working as a salesperson at the Weekender clothing store at Warden Road "so that I could vacation in Bengaluru without borrowing money from my father."

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First Published: 20 November, 2020 08:35 IST

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