Those were the days of Gang Leader. And Chiranjeevi became megastar by taking home 1.25 crores as a remuneration for that film. Like him, the heroine of the movie, Vijayasanthi has also shot to headlines by charging nearly a crore for her part. She's the highest paid ever heroine and highest paid Chiranjeevi's heroine so far.
Naturally, in Megastar's movies, heroines roles are etched well apart from the amazing songs they have to be part of. For his comeback movie Khaidi No. 150, Chiru's makers have reportedly filled pockets of Kajal Agarwal with nearly 2 crores. She became the highest paid heroine of Chiranjeevi then. But that record is broken now.
Buzz has that latest superstar Nayantara who has teamed up with Chiru for "Sye Raa" is taking home nearly 3 crores for enacting the wife of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy inside the film. With Nayan being a big starlet of huge market potential, the team of Sye Raa has to agree to her demand, a source says. That made Nayan the highest ever paid heroine of Megastar.
Definitely, with the matinee idol's age crossing 60, it will be tough to find young star heroines who would like to get paired with him. So that makes his options thinner. And then if any star heroine agrees, then the price would be surely touching the sky.