We have come across an interesting bit of information, that, Kareena has been signed for staggering Rs 7 crores by Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd for their next, Golmaal 3, directed by Rohit Shetty. That makes her the highest paid actress in Bollywood as yet.
This amount is even rare for A-list actors, so it came across as a surprise for many. On the other hand, so many Bollywood actors have slashed their price post recession, so eyebrows are naturally raised this time, also, barring ‘3 Idiots’, she didn’t have a decent hit last year.
But the director Rohit Shetty is much convinced that she must be there in the project, he reasons that Kareena’s presence had assured a huge opening for ‘Golmal Returns’. We also hear that, it is a single heroine project, that’s surprising, because Golmal Returns had heroines for all the boys in the film. But it is learned that, Kareena took a decision not to work in multi-heroine projects, this made the director to change his mind. So she won’t be paired opposite anyone in the film, instead, she will be the 6th hero of Golmal 3, along with Ajay Devgan, Sharman Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor, Arshad Warsi and Shreyas Talpade, a reliable source confirmed.
Anyways, Kareena’s career is on a roll after ‘Jab We Met’, She was paid 2.5 crore for Kambakht Ishq and little more for Golmal returns, and she balances her career with critical recognition as well, though a bomb, ‘Kurbaan’ has earned her best actress nomination in almost all the award functions.
Kareena’s manager says, “The fees are too personal to comment on.” However, a source close to Kareena confirms, “She has been signed for Rs 7 crore and this is the first time a Bollywood actress has been paid such an exorbitant amount.”
The publicist of Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision is dismissive. He says, “Kareena Kapoor has already been signed and we have definitely not paid her Rs 7 crore for Golmaal 3.”