Fans eagerly anticipated December 22 as Shah Rukh Khan returns to the big screen in Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki. The initial teaser release has heightened expectations among SRK enthusiasts, who are now anticipating further updates. Starring Vicky Kaushal and Taapsee Pannu, the film is set to clash with Prabhas’ Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire. While awaiting more news, have you ever wondered about the cast’s remuneration? Contrary to earlier reports of a Rs 100 crore fee for Shah Rukh Khan post-Jawan and Pathaan success, recent reports suggest a considerably lower amount for Dunki. Confirmation, however, remains pending. Now, let’s explore the speculated and disclosed remunerations of the extensive Dunki cast.
Dunki actor Shah Rukh Khan
As per ABPLive, Shah Rukh Khan is poised to earn Rs 28 crore for Dunki. This marks a significant reduction from the reported Rs 100 crore fees for his earlier films, Pathaan and Jawan, as per CNBC TV18. Rajkumar Hirani directs Dunki, with a production budget reportedly standing at a moderate Rs 120 crore, as mentioned by the Times of India.
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Dunki actress Tapsee Pannu
In her inaugural project alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu is said to be securing a reported Rs 11 crore for Dunki, according to ABPLive.
Making a guest appearance in the movie, Vicky Kaushal is slated to pocket Rs 12 crore. This marks Vicky Kaushal’s second collaboration with Rajkumar Hirani following Sanju.
Boman Irani and Sateesh Shah
Boman Irani and Satish Shah, both part of the cast, are reported to have demanded fees of Rs 15 crore and Rs 7 crore, respectively.
Anil Grover and Vikram Kochhar
In addition to these four, Anil Grover (in the role of Balli Kakkad) and Vikram Kochhar (portraying Balindar ‘Buggu’ Lakhanpal) reportedly earned approximately ₹40-60 lakhs.
Netizens criticized movie’s initial teaser, expressing dissatisfaction with the perceived poor use of VFX. Comments on the video highlighted users calling out the makers, with remarks like “Avatar level VFX” and “Nice teaser editing, bro.” Certain fans even asserted that, despite criticisms, the trailer outshone Prabhas’ Adipurush.
Securing the 13th position for the highest-ever advance booking in Hindi cinema, Dunki garnered substantial attention. On its debut day, the film achieved a remarkable net collection ranging from ₹28 crore (US$3.5 million) to ₹58.02 crore (US$7.3 million) globally, underlining its significant box office impact. The substantial opening numbers reflected widespread audience interest, marking the movie as a notable addition to the list of successful Hindi films with an impressive initial performance.