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Taapsee, Shraddha earn more than Saif!

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Last updated on: December 10, 2018 11:10 IST
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Some surprises here!

The Forbes Celebrity India 2018 list of the highest earning celebrities was released last week.

While Salman Khan retained the top spot for the third consecutive time, there has been a lot of shuffling in the other positions.

Just how much do movie folk earn? More eyeopeners coming up in the concluding part of the three-part feature.


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61. Salim-Sulaiman
Photograph: Kind courtesy Salim Merchant/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 16.32 crore

The secret to Salim-Sulaiman's presence on this list? The brothers have turned their concerts into a huge business. They are always playing their music in one Indian city or another...

63. Badshah
Photograph: Kind courtesy Badshah/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 15.94 crore

How many artistes appear as a guest on Indian Idol and Koffee With Karan the same night as Badshah did last (December 9) night?

Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia aka Badshah is huge among the millennial crowd, and mainstream Bollywood has had to take notice.

64. Allu Arjun
Photograph: Kind courtesy Allu Arjun/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 15.67 crore

One big revelation from this year's Forbes list is how many Telugu stars are on it. Who ever said regional cinema doesn't pay big bucks?

65. Anil Kapoor
Photograph: Kind courtesy Anil Kapoor/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 15.5 crore

Anil, who turns 62 on December 24 (not that you will know it from his perennial Peter Pan persona), is not only one of the busiest actors around, he is also a canny producer (Veere De Wedding, which his company co-produced, earned Rs 100+ crore this year).

65. Remo D’Souza
Photograph: Kind courtesy Remo D'souza/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 15.5 crore

Race 3 earned some of this year's worst reviews, but its director Remo -- whose earnings must be boosted big time with all the judging he does on telly -- is dancing all the way to the bank.

67. Taapsee Pannu
Photograph: Kind courtesy Taapsee Pannu/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 15.48 crore

Taapsee proved she can be a commercial star (Judwaa 2) as well as a performer (Mulk, Manmarziyaan) this year.

Not only does she have five films in her kitty, she has also become a big brand endorser, which must replenish her bank balance a fair bit.

69. Nayanthara
Photograph: Kind courtesy Nayanthara/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 15.17 crore

So good to see this southern stunner on this list!

Nayanthara had four releases this year and many more coming up.

70. Shraddha Kapoor
Photograph: Kind courtesy Shraddha Kapoor/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 15.15 crore

Shraddha had a few disappointments last year, but she bounced back and how with her first Rs 100+ crore (Rs 175 crore actually) film, Stree.

71. Kamal Haasan
Photograph: Kind courtesy Kamal Haasan/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 14.2 crore

Kamal seems more involved with his political career these days than the movies.

Had he been more invested in Vishwaroopam 2, his last but one movie -- Indian 2, Kamal says, will be his sayonara -- could have been a stellar earner.

72. Ram Charan
Photograph: Kind courtesy Ram Charan/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 14 crore

Ram will be seen next in Baahubali Director S S Rajamouli's mega venture, currently titled RRR. That should catapult Ram to the next level.

72. Vijay Deverakonda
Photograph: Kind courtesy Vijay Deverakonda/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 14 crore

Janhvi Kapoor used the Koffee With Karan couch to tell the world that she wants to work with -- in Karan Johar's words -- the 'supremely sexy South Indian movie star'.

That's Vijay Deverakonda for you.

74. Bharti Singh
Photograph: Kind courtesy Bharti Singh/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 13.95 crore

Long before bigger stars tied up with media outlets to promote their weddings, Bharti did so, which is probably why the lady comic is having a huge laugh.

Coming up next: A stellar part in Kapil Sharma's next show.

75. Tiger Shroff
Photograph: Kind courtesy Tiger Shroff/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 13.5 crore

After belting out Baaghi hits, Tiger is set to be the new Student Of The Year.

76. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja
Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonam Kapoor Ahuja/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 13.23 crore

Sonam had three hits this year -- Padman, Veere Di Wedding, Sanju. How many of her contemporaries can boast that success rate?

79. Rohit Shetty
Photograph: Kind courtesy Rohit Shetty/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 12 crore

Rohit scores more hits than most Indian batsmen do. His next movie outing, Simmba, is all set to be a huge blockbuster.

82. Sunil Grover
Photograph: Kind courtesy Sunil Grover/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 11.81 crore

Sunil has his own television show coming up soon and we can't wait to see what crackpot stuff he comes up with.

83. Parineeti Chopra
Photograph: Kind courtesy Parineeti Chopra/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 11.35 crore

Parineeti's Namaste England flopped, but the girl is well and truly in the game, what with movies and endorsements (she is a brand ambassador for Australia among other things).

84. Karan Kundra
Photograph: Kind courtesy Karan Kundra/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 11.01 crore

So television stars make big money!

85. Madhuri Dixit Nene
Photograph: Kind courtesy Madhuri Dixit Nene/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 10.98 crore

Even when she is not making movies at the speed that she did in her heyday, Mrs Nene is still counting the greenbacks.

She starred in her first Marathi movie, Bucket List, this year and will appear in the Karan Johar produced Kalank and Indra Kumar's Total Dhamaal, which sees her paired with Anil Kapoor after 17 years.

86. Krushna Abhishek
Photograph: Kind courtesy Krushna Abhishek/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 10.97 crore

His mama Govinda is not on this list, but Krushna Abhishek seems to be doing all the right things lately and finds a niche for himself.

88. Saif Ali Khan
Photograph: Kind courtesy Saif Ali Khan/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 10.25 crore

Saifu has not had much luck with his movies, but playing Inspector Sartaj Singh in the Netflix blockbuster Sacred Games has put him back in the reckoning.

89. Mithun Chakraborty

Earnings: Rs 9.15 crore

Unlike many stars of his generation, who were careless with their money, Mithunda has always been a canny investor and that pays off year after year.

91. Ram Kapoor
Photograph: Kind courtesy Ram Kapoor/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 8.67 crore

Ram is among the highest paid actors on Indian television.

92. Ali Asgar
Photograph: Kind courtesy Ali Asgar/Twitter

Earnings: Rs 8.2 crore

Kapil Sharma may not have made the list, but one of his co-stars does.

93. R Balki
Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Earnings: Rs 8 crore

The adman and movie-maker seems to have the best of both worlds.

94. Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya
Photograph: Kind courtesy Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 7.8 crore

When Diyanka wed Vivek Dahiya in 2016, their wedding was trending on social media for a week. Yes, that's how popular she is.

100. Vir Das
Photograph: Kind courtesy Vir Das/Instagram

Earnings: Rs 2.9 crore

Seeing the stand-up comic on this list sure brings smiles to our faces.

More power to your comedy, Vir, old chap!




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