Akshay Kumar To Sanjay Dutt: Here’s How Much The Cast of ‘Prithviraj’ Is Being Paid

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The magnum opus Prithviraj, based on the biography of renowned warrior Prithviraj Chauhan, is one of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2022. The film, directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, stars Akshay Kumar as the titular character, as well as Manushi Chillar, Sanjay Dutt, and others in supporting roles.

Prithviraj started filming in 2019 and fans have been anticipating its release since since. The period drama is set to visit theatres next month, on June 3, after multiple delays owing to the coronavirus outbreak. The trailer was recently released, and it has received a positive response from fans.

The expenditures and compensation of the cast members are considerable because Prithviraj was made on such a large scale. Here’s a breakdown of how much the cast members are paid:

Akshay Kumar

Akshay is aiming to make a great comeback with Prithviraj after the box office disaster Bachchhan Paandey. The actor is said to have demanded roughly Rs 60 crore for the epic. It’s a lot more than his co-stars’ wages. Surprisingly, the ‘Khiladi’ is being paid 12 times as much as Sanjay Dutt. You read that correctly!

Sanjay Dutt

Prithviraj is getting paid roughly Rs 5 crore by Bollywood’s ‘Munnabhai,’ who is currently relishing in the record-breaking success of KGF 2. He is playing Kaka Kanha in the much-anticipated YRF production.

Manushi Chillar

Miss World 2017 winner Manushi Chillar makes her Bollywood debut in Prithviraj. Sanjogita is the character she portrays opposite Akshay. The newcomer charged Rs 1 crore for her debut film.

Sonu Sood

The Dabangg actor, who has been in the spotlight for his efforts to help individuals affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, will play Chand Bardai in Prithviraj. The actor, for his part, requested a fee of Rs 3 crore.

Manav Vij

The actor’s portrayal of the major antagonist Muhammad Ghori in the trailer drew everyone’s attention. For Prithviraj, Manav Vij, who has appeared in films such as Gunjan Saxena and Bharat, charged roughly Rs 10 lakhs.