It is very difficult to make a name for yourself in Bollywood. The battle is long and hard, the competition is cutthroat and it all depends on your hard work and connections in the industry. Many Bollywood celebs who are now rich, famous and successful had a humble beginning with minimal salaries.
There are many newcomers every year who try their luck in the industry but there are few who make a good impression and leave an everlasting mark. Some actors are lucky and immediately get new offers but some have to wait for a long time before they get an offer. Here are some Bollywood celebs and how much they were paid for their debuts:
1) Shahid Kapoor – The actor made his Bollywood debut with Ishq Vishk in 2003. He was paid Rs 1,50,000 for the role.
2) Deepika Padukone – She made her Bollywood debut with Om Shanti Om in 2007. She is one of the few celebs who did not charge a single rupee for her first movie.
3) Kartik Aaryan – The actor made his Bollywood debut with Pyaar Ka Punchnama in 2011 and he was paid Rs 1,25,000 for the role.
4) Alia Bhatt – The actress made her Bollywood debut with Student Of The Year in 2012. She revealed that she was paid Rs 15,00,000 for the role.