Reportedly Salman Khan has signed a deal with a top television channel for his appearances on it and his next 10 releases at a huge amount of 1000 crore. And this will include Kabir Khan’s film Tubelight and Raj Kumar Santoshi’s next.
Says a trade source, “Today, stars are raking in the moolah by signing multi-crore deals with channels willing to pay the price. While Ajay Devgn had signed a deal of `400 crore for 10 films with the same channel, at the time, Salman had signed the same for `500 crore starting with Bodyguard — so he was getting paid `50 crore per film then. Varun Dhawan recently inked a deal with a channel where he gets paid `300 crore for 10 films of his.”
Adds the source, “But with Salman’s past few releases all being blockbusters — Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, for example — channels are willing to pay him triple the amount to air his films and have his presence grace their shows — be it reality shows or sports-based programmes. He recently re-negotiated his earlier contract with the same channel.”
However in case of Sultan, its producer YRF and the channel may have to re-negotiate a higher amount as YRF has already signed a deal with Sony TV.