Shocking First Salaries Of Top Bollywood Stars

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They are big names in the Indian movie industry today, however, things were quite different when they started out. Yes, we're talking about Bollywood stars who earned 'the big bucks' only after years of hard work and great performances. 

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Aamir KhanKhan has set new records with movies like Ghajini and PK. But his first salary in the showbiz industry was a meagre Rs. 1000! Bollywood's 'Mr. Perfectionist' worked as an assistant director, before foraying into acting. 

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Kartik AaryanThe young actor is currently in demand and how!  But, this wasn't always the case. Aaryan got his first Bollywood break with Pyaar Ka Punchnama and was paid only Rs. 13, 000 for the role.

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Alia BhattShe hails from an illustrious film family.  But that didn't quite reflect in her first pay for her debut, Student Of The Year. Bhatt received Rs. 15 lakhs for her role in the movie. Her mother Soni Razdan has reportedly been handling her finances so far.

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Janhvi KapoorEven before Kapoor's grand entry into Bollywood, she was quite the talk of the town. Although she now charges Rs. 5 crores per film, her paycheck for Dhadak was Rs. 45 lakhs. 

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Vidya BalanBalan has done quite a few odd jobs before making it big in Bollywood.  Her first job was for a state tourism campaign, for which she got paid Rs. 500.

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Sidharth MalhotraSid debuted in Bollywood along with Alia Bhatt in Student Of The Year. He was paid Rs. 1,10,000 for his role. In an interview, the actor confessed that he'd spent the money by partying with friends and family.

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Ananya PandayPanday forayed into Bollywood with Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year 2 and reportedly got a pay cheque of Rs. 3 crores. Sheer luck or star power? Your guess is as good as ours!