Bollywood's Highest paid directors: Chennai Express' Rohit Shetty and Munna Bhai's Rajkumar Hirani

Thu Nov 07 2013, 16:01 hrs
Rohit Shetty, who is associated with the Golmaal series and high energy masala entertainers, has a high hit rate. His seven films since Golmaal have done a business of over Rs 1,000 crores!  Photo: Rohit Shetty with Deepika Padukone during the shooting of Shah Rukh Khan 's Chennai Express. (Bollywood Hungama)
Rohit Shetty, who is associated with the Golmaal series and high energy masala entertainers, has a high hit rate. His seven films since Golmaal have done a business of over Rs 1,000 crores!
Photo: Rohit Shetty with Deepika Padukone during the shooting of Shah Rukh Khan 's Chennai Express. (Bollywood Hungama)
Rajkumar Hirani, who’s known to give an intriguing twist to social issues in his Munnabhai series, is also considered the safest bet at the box-office with all his three films having collected over Rs 300 crores.  Photo: Rajkumar Hirani with Sanjay Dutt and Aamir Khan (Bollywood Hungama)
Rajkumar Hirani, who’s known to give an intriguing twist to social issues in his Munnabhai series, is also considered the safest bet at the box-office with all his three films having collected over Rs 300 crores.
Photo: Rajkumar Hirani with Sanjay Dutt and Aamir Khan (Bollywood Hungama)
Both Rohit Shetty and Rajkumar Hirani are undoubtedly at the top of the rung and according to industry insiders, can command a pay packet of Rs 20 crores. (Photo: AP)
Both Rohit Shetty and Rajkumar Hirani are undoubtedly at the top of the rung and according to industry insiders, can command a pay packet of Rs 20 crores. (Photo: AP)
The starting salary of first-time directors is anywhere between Rs 10 to Rs 75 lakhs. “But a director making his debut with a small budget film could be  paid as less as five lakhs,” says a relatively new director, on condition of anonymity.  Photo: Sunny Deol's son Karan is making his singing debut in father Sunny Deol's Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. Karan is also working as an assistant director for the film.
The starting salary of first-time directors is anywhere between Rs 10 to Rs 75 lakhs. “But a director making his debut with a small budget film could be paid as less as five lakhs,” says a relatively new director, on condition of anonymity.
Photo: Sunny Deol's son Karan is making his singing debut in father Sunny Deol's Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. Karan is also working as an assistant director for the film.