Top Telugu stars Remuneration and Market value     2017-10-29   02:09:05  IST  Raghu V

1) Pawan Kalyan :

Remuneration : 25-27 cr
Market Value of a film: 150cr – 170cr

Although there should be no hesitation in placing Pawan Kalyan as the top contender for the No.1 position, respecting his seniority, we are following an order. Despite two flops and no big success after Attharinitki Daaredi, the star still holds a great market value. Probably, he is the biggest after Rajamouli and Chiranjeevi in Telugu states. He is the biggest competitor for Mahesh Babu in overseas and also in worldwide market value (theatricals + satellite).

2) Mahesh Babu :

Remuneration – 25cr
Market value of a film: 150cr-170cr

Right from Pokiri, Mahesh Babu has always been the most paid actor in Tollywood. However, the streak ended after Spyder. He is now either sharing the tag with Pawan Kalyan or he stands second. Despite a weak trade like ceded, Mahesh Babu still pulls huge business in Telugu states. He is the second to Pawan Kalyan in Telugu states but effortlessly dominates everyone in all trade areas outside Telugu states. Of course, the king of overseas.

3) NTR :
Remuneration – 20cr
Market value of a film: 100cr-120cr

Currently, the actor is in his career-best phase. It’s been a long time since NTR delivered a flop film. The rise of the actor since Temper is tremendous. He is arguably the biggest crowd puller in the ceded trade area. When it comes to B,C centers, he is second to none. Deserves the tag “King of mass”. The young tiger is currently charging 20cr per film.

4) Prabhas :
Remuneration – 20cr
Market value of a film: 200cr – 220cr (Saaho)

We can’t judge Prabhas’s own potentiality as of now because the actor is yet to capitalize the mighty Baahubali image. Whatever, no one can take the pan India appeal from his credit. The business of his next Saaho will exceed 200cr for sure. Talking worldwide business, Prabhas will definitely hold a lead over Mahesh Babu and Pawan Kalyan since he now holds a market in Tamil, Hindi and also Malayalam.

5) Allu Arjun:
Remuneration – 18cr
Market value of a film: 90cr-110cr

Allu Arjun is probably the most bankable star today. His films do a recovery feasible business. That’s where he is more bankable than other star actors. The breakeven possibilities with Allu Arjun film increase when compared with Pawan, Mahesh or NTR. He is currently charging 18cr.

6) Ram Charan:
Remuneration – 16cr
Market value of a film: 80-100cr

Ram Charan isn’t in his best of form at present. The star is coming with a Sukumar film next, which doesn’t carry the mammoth business appeal. The Magadheera actor currently charges 16cr per film.