Known for his romantic comedies, his wit behind the screens and his business acumen, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is now the highest paid actor in Bollywood. He is charging Rs. 100 crores for Pathan that’s backed by Yash Raj Film Production. SRK is known for charging stupendous amount of money for product endorsements event performances and more. But this is the first time a Bollywood actor would be charging an amount to star in a film which can be used to produce the film in its entirety.

Pathan is an action-thriller directed by Siddharth Anand who also directed War starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. The film also stars Deepika Padukone who made her debut with SRK in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om along with John Abraham. Although the news of SRK starring Rs. 100-crores is not confirmed, the news was broken by media outlet Spotboye that is more correct than wrong about news such as this.

The film is slated to be released in 2022 and went on the floors in November 2020. The film will also see Bollywood actor and Shah Rukh’s arch rival Salman Khan making an appearance in a cameo. According to reports, Salman started shooting for his part of the role after completing shooting for Bigg Boss 14.

Shah Rukh Khan’s last big-screen appearance came with Aanand L. Rai’s Zero which tanked at box office as it received negative critical and audience reviews. It shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise that he has charged a whopping remuneration fee for Pathan. The reason being, it would be his first film after his sabbatical and would be released in a COVID-19 recovering world where people would be shelling out money to see their favourite actor on the big screen after a long time.

Top 5 upcoming Bollywood films in 2021

Bell Bottom

Bell Bottom is a spy thriller starring Akshay Kumar in the role of a RAW agent. Given how Akshay won the acclaim of critics and the hearts of his fans by starring in similar roles in films like Baby, Special 26 and Holiday, it might not come across as anyone’s surprise that Bell bottom is one of the most looked forward films this year. The film is scheduled to be released on 28th may and will also have Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Adil Hussain sharing screen with Akshay Kumar.

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Originally slated to be released somewhere in 2020, the Ranveer Singh starrer 83’s release got postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The film revolves around Indian cricket team’s chronicles during the 1983 Cricket World Cup victory. Ranveer Singh stars Kapil Dev, the captain of the 1983 Indian Cricket team. He will be seen romancing with his wife and Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone who will play the role of Romi Bhatia, Kapil’s wife. Other than Padukone and Singh, the film will have a ensemble cast of debutants and experienced actors coming together. The film is slated to be released in June 2021.



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Jhund will be the first movie of Big-B after his recovery from COVID-19. The film is a Hindi directorial debut of Nagraj Manjule, renowned Marathi filmmaker who is known for directing the National Film Award winner Sairat along with critically appreciated Fandry. In the teaser of the film, Big-B’s booming voice can be heard saying, “Jhundnahi sir, team kahiye, and team.” Mr. Bachchan will star as Vijay Barse, founder of Slum Soccer, an organization for the upliftment of slum children through football. Like 83, Jhund too was scheduled to be released in 2020, but the COVID-19 induced lockdown pushed its release date.


Based on Howard Pyle’s Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Shamshera is star studded with Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Aahna Kumra, and more. The film is directed by Karan Chopra who is best known for directing Agneepath. The film is a period-drama set in British colonized India in 1800s. One interesting thing that makes the movie special is the fact that Shamshera will see Ranbir Kapoor having a double role in the film. He will be playing the role of Shamshera, a dacoit, as well as the role of his own father. If all goes well, the film will be released in June 2021.

Gangubai Kathiawadi

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who’s known for creating powerful female character, has directed Alia Bhatt Starring GangubaiKathiawadi. In the film, Bhatt will be playing the titular role of Gangubai, based on the life of GangubaiKothewali, a Mumbai-based brothel owner. The trailer of the movie dropped earlier this month and fans lauded Alia Bhatt’s powerful acting and Sanjay Bhansali’s use of colours in some of the scenes. The film is based on renowned author Hussain Zaidi’s Queens of Mumbai.