When Sridevi’s Remuneration Surpassed Rajinkanth Pay

Rajinikanth and Sridevi - Sakshi Post

Actress Sridevi is dead. But her memories continues to haunt her fans. She was one of the most sought-after heroines and the highest paid actresses in the 80s and 90s. She started her career at the age of four with the film Thunaivan and made her debut as a lead actress in the Tamil movie Moondru Mudichu with Rajinikanth. You know what was Sridevi's Remuneration at that point? She was offered an amount of Rs 5000 as remuneration for the movie and it was the highest in those days.

Wondering how much the hero of the movie Tamil superstar and Thalaivar Rajinikanth got Paid for the same film? The actor was paid less than half of Sridevi's remuneration i.e. of Rs 2000. Tamil top actor Kamal Haasan, who also made an extended cameo in the movie, was paid a whopping Rs 30,000. As Rajinikanth was new to the Industry, he was paid less when compared to the actress.

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With her success track, the actress gained popularity at a very young age and has came to be known as the first female superstar of Indian Cinema. She soon moved to Bollywood in 1979 with the movie Solva Sawan. But her next movie Himmatwala in 1983 with Jitendra established her career in Bollywood.

The actress rose to fame with the movies Mr India, Chandni, Nagina and Judaai. Her last movie was Mom, which was released in 2017.

Sridevi died on Saturday after drowning in a bath tub at a hotel room in Dubai, where she went to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding.

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