Thalapathy Vijay Reportedly Gets Rs 200 Crore For Next Film, Becomes Highest-paid Indian Actor

Thalapathy Vijay, who is busy shooting Lokesh Kanagaraj's Leo, has also signed Venkat Prabhu's ‘Thalapathy68’.

Thalapathy Vijay, who made his debut with 1992 drama ‘Kamayya Kadhar’, is undoubtedly one of the biggest names from the South film industry. Now even after three decades as an actor, he enjoys a huge following now? Not just in Tamil, he is well-known in Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu cinema too.

Thalapathy Vijay, who is presently busy shooting with Lokesh Kanagaraj’s ‘Leo’, will also play the lead in Venkat Prabhu’s ‘Thalapathy68’. Now we hear that the actor has reportedly been offered a whooping sum of Rs 200 crore for the film, making him the first Indian actor to receive such a huge amount.

South stars such as Prabhas, Jr NTR, Ram Charan and Yash have also never got this huge remuneration for their movies. Even the biggest names from Bollywood like Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar have also not been paid so much for their roles.

Coming to ‘Thalapathy68’, the film is expected to be released in 2024. The film marks the reunion of Thalapathy Vijay and Venkat Prabhu after their 2005 blockbuster, ‘Sivakasi’. The untitled drama is being backed by the production banner AGS Entertainment. It is the makers’ second collaboration with Vijay after their 2019 sports drama, ‘Bigil’.

The film will feature songs and background scores composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, and the team had previously joined forces for the 2003 film, Pudhiya Geethai.

As for the director Lokesh Kangaraj’s ‘Leo’, the highly-awaited drama will see Trisha Krishnan as the leading actress, along with Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Sarja, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Priya Anand, Mysskin, Mansoor Ali Khan and others in vital roles. The film is coming to theatres on October 19. Anirudh Ravichander has been finalised in as the music director of the movie.