11 television stars who earn more than Bollywood actors per month!
The amount of money our television actors are paid will only make you sulk if you compare it with your own salary.
Gone are the times when television was aptly called the small screen. Well, not more definitely. Today television has become huge and is giving tough competition to its counterpart — Bollywood. And not just the production budget, even the TV actors’ remuneration is at par with our film stars. There have been enough debates as to whether or not they deserve the amount they ask for, we cannot deny the fact that they work under more intense conditions, for more number of days per month and sometimes even end up playing the same character for an entire decade! So that’s absolutely fine if we tell you the amount of money producers are ready to pay top television actors like Ram Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Divyanka Tripathi and Hina Khan. For it only shows that Indian television is growing in numbers, not just in ratings, but also the actors’ fees.
We agree that apart from the loyal audience of a show, the remaining world will criticise the dragged plots and over-dramatic twists on the never-ending daily soap operas. But while we criticise them, we also end up watching them sometime or the other. And as much as you might think that the actors can pull and entire episode holding that one expression, that doesn’t change their earning figures.
We list down 11 top actors on Indian television and their current fees. Don’t blame us if your jaws drop at the figures. Mind you, the numbers are for per episode.