Prithviraj and Nivin Pauly have already proved that they are the most bankable actors of Mollywood, with the whopping successes of recent past. The grapevine suggests that the actors have decided to raise their remunerations.
Earlier, Prithviraj was charging Rs. 1 Crore per movie. But, the actor has decided to raise the amount to 1.5 Crores, from his next project. Nivin Pauly, who was charging Rs. 75 Lakhs for a film, will now charge 1 Crore.
Nivin and Prithviraj managed to deliver the biggest hits of the year, with Premam and Ennu Ninte Moideen. The actors shared the screen for the first time in the crime drama Ivide; but the movie failed miserably at the box office.
Premam collected 60 Crores and emerged as the second highest ever grosser of Mollywood. Ennu Ninte Modieen, which was released last month is still running successfully in theatres and has already collected above 30 Crores.
Double Barrel is the only Prithviraj movie which failed to make a mark this year. His recent release Amar Akbar Anthony has also emerged as a blockbuster. Nivin Pauly starrer Mili did an average business; but the actor has no flops this year.
Prithviraj's Anarkali, which marks the directorial debut of scenarist Sachi, will hit the theatres in November. Nivin Pauly, on the other hand, is all set to release his first production venture Action Hero Biju next month.
Check out the slides to know the remunerations of the other popular Malayalam actors
Mohanlal is the highest paid actor of our industry. He charges 3 to 3.5 Crores per movie.
Mammootty charges 2.5 Crores for a movie. But the actor has reportedly acted in several movies for lesser amounts and even for free.
Reportedly, Dileep charges 1.8 to 2 Crores per movie. The actor, who was charging 1.3 to 1.5 Crores, recently raised his remuneration.
The star actress of Mollywood is reportedly charging 50 Lakhs to 1 Crore per movie.
Dulquer Salmaan, who has already made a place for himself in the industry, is charging 70 to 80 Lakhs for a movie.
Fahadh Faasil charges 70 Lakhs for a movie. Earlier, he used to charge 80 to 90 Lakhs; but reduced the remuneration due to the downfall in his career.
Kunchacko Boban, the romantic hero of Mollywood charges 60 to 70 Lakhs for a movie.
Jayasurya, the versatile actor is reportedly charging 50 to 60 laksh for a movie.