Is Sanjay Dutt The Most Expensive Antagonist in South Film Industry ?

Sanjay Dutt’s role as the villain Adheera in the hit movie “KGF: Chapter 2” has made him highly sought-after in South Indian cinema. He’s now the priciest villain in Indian movies, with his fees shooting up after his performance in “KGF: Chapter 2.” Initially, he charged Rs 6 crore for the role, but now he’s demanding even more.

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For his upcoming role in Ram’s “Double iSmart,” Sanjay is charging Rs 8 crore. And for Prabhas’ film “Raja Saab,” directed by Maruthi, he’s asking for a whopping Rs 10 crore. But that’s not all. Producers also have to cover additional expenses of around Rs 2 crore. This includes flying in his eight-member team and providing a chartered flight for travel. Plus, Sanjay prefers to stay in his personal caravan on set, no matter where filming takes place. All these expenses add up, making Sanjay Dutt the costliest villain in Indian cinema.

Is Sanjay Dutt The Most Expensive Antagonist in South Film Industry ?
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Apart from “KGF: Chapter 2,” Sanjay has signed on for other South Indian films. He’s playing the main antagonist in Ram’s “Double iSmart,” set to release soon. He’s also crucial to Prabhas’ upcoming movie “Raja Saab,” directed by Maruthi.

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Sanjay’s fees have increased significantly. From Rs 6 crore for “KGF: Chapter 2,” he’s now charging Rs 8 crore for “Double iSmart” and Rs 10 crore for “Raja Saab.” Plus, producers have to cover expenses for his team and provide a chartered flight, which adds to the overall cost of hiring him. This makes Sanjay Dutt the highest-paid villain in Indian cinema right now.

Sanjay Dutt is charging big bucks following the success of Yash‘s KGF helmed by Prashant Neel as the films he played as antagonist are doing great at the box office and his demand amongst south film stars is huge as well.There are strong speculations that Sanjay Dutt has been approached for Ram Charan’s upcoming film to be directed by Buchi Babu.


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