Bollywood’s clamour has reached international heights. Surprisingly, Forbes has included income of actors the world over in its yearly list of highest paid male film stars, with an inclusion from India, China and Hong Kong.
Amitabh Bachchan – Highest Paid Indian Actor :
Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan entered the list in joint seventh spot, with evaluated income of $33.5 million in the previous year.
Akshay Kumar takes after behind in ninth spot with $32.5 million.
Robert Downey Jr finished the list with estimated aggregate profit of $80 million, all credits to the Iron Man franchise – Marvel, while Jackie Chan arrived in an astonishment second position with a $50 million pay parcel.
Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor also made the Forbes list.
Indian film stars have since quite a while ago earned the pay, the larger part of the country can just dream for, however this year marks the first time, our actors are recognised by the Forbes.
Bachchan, 72, who is regularly called “the greatest movie star in the world”, has recently starred in Shamitabh, a film around a youthful performing artist who makes progress by “borrowing” the overdubbed voice of an alcoholic.
Bachchan is known for his profound, deep voice. He has been a storyteller, a playback artist, and moderator for various projects. Famous film director Satyajit Ray was so awed with Bachchan’s voice that he chose to utilise Bachchan as the storyteller in his 1977 film Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players). Bachchan lent his voice as a storyteller to the 2001 motion picture Lagaan which was a super hit. In 2005, Bachchan lent his voice to the Oscar-winning French narrative March of the Penguins, coordinated by Luc Jacquet.
Even though sentenced to five years in jail in March, Salman Khan has matched Bachchan’s profit because of the great success with movies including Jai Ho, Lai Bhaari and Kick.
The 34 stars on Forbes’ list earned a total $877 million before taxes and fees between June 2014 and June 2015.
A different list of highest paid actress will be released soon.