Anushka has become the number one South Indian heroine in terms of remuneration. She is charging Rs 3.5 crore for her upcoming release ‘Nishabdham’. Touted to be a murder thriller, this drama is set in the USA. As the thriller is to be released in five languages – Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, English, Malayalam, and Kannada, Anushka Shetty has demanded a bomb and the producers readily agreed to pay.
The movie also does have huge ensemble cast – Madhavan, Anjali, and Shalini Pandey. But its main star attraction is Anushka. Barring Nayanthara, no heroine is commanding such huge remuneration. Nayanathara takes home anywhere between Rs 3 crore to Rs 3.5 crore. Anushka is taking Rs 3.5 Cr plus taxes. Undoubtedly, she is number one.
Anushka has not signed new movies yet. She has cut down assignments. The senior actress will only sing movies that challenge her as an actress.