Prabhas' Fee for Kalki 2898 AD Exceeds the Budgets of Some Films! Have A Look At Staggering Fees of the Star Cast

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The trailer for Kalki 2898 AD premiered on Vyjayanthi Network’s YouTube channel on June 10, 2024, amassing 29 million views in just 23 hours. The visuals of this highly anticipated sci-fi film sparked renewed debate about Bollywood versus Hollywood. Directed by Nag Ashwin, known for the biographical drama Mahanati, the film has drawn significant attention.

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Nag Ashwin, who debuted as a director with ‘Yevade Subramanyam’ in 2015, gained acclaim with ‘Mahanati’ and later directed ‘Pitta Kathalu.’ In February 2020, Ashwin announced his ambitious sci-fi project, initially titled ‘Project K,’ under Vyjayanti Movies. Despite delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, production began in July 2021 at Ramoji Film City. Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Haasan later confirmed their roles in the film.

Kalki 2898 AD (2024) [1080x1350] : r/MoviePosterPorn

Kalki 2898 AD (2024) [1080x1350] : r/MoviePosterPorn

In 2023, Nag Ashwin made history by unveiling the film’s new title, ‘Kalki 2898 AD,’ at San Diego Comic-Con, the first Indian film to debut its teaser there. Ashwin explained the name change aimed to merge science and mythology.

Kalki 2898 AD’s Cast and Their Fees

Nag Ashwin assembled a star-studded cast, including Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Kamal Haasan, Disha Patani, Rajendra Prasad, Saswata Chatterjee, and Keerthy Suresh. The film’s Rs. 600 crore budget initially drew skepticism, but the impressive trailer changed many minds, showcasing stunning VFX and set design.

#1. Prabhas – Rs. 150 Crore

Prabhas plays ‘Bhairava,’ a character initially aligned with the antagonists but likely to switch sides. Despite a series of underwhelming films, Prabhas commanded Rs. 150 crore, reflecting his immense popularity in South Indian cinema.

#2. Deepika Padukone – Rs. 20 Crore

Deepika Padukone portrays a mother fighting against evil forces to protect her unborn child. Her fee for the film is Rs. 20 crore, a significant increase from the Rs. 15 crore she earned for ‘Fighter.’

#3. Amitabh Bachchan – Rs. 18 Crore

Amitabh Bachchan’s portrayal of ‘Ashwatthama,’ a key character from the Mahabharata, has garnered significant attention. He protects Deepika Padukone’s character and her unborn child, earning Rs. 18 crore for his role.

#4. Disha Patani – Rs. 2 Crore

Despite limited screen time in the trailer, Disha Patani has generated buzz. Playing a potentially pivotal and mysterious role, she received Rs. 2 crore, matching her fee from ‘Yodha.’

#5. Kamal Haasan – Rs. 20 Crore

Kamal Haasan plays the main antagonist, ‘Kali.’ His brief appearance in the trailer created a social media stir. He earned Rs. 20 crore for his role, and fans eagerly anticipate his on-screen clash with Amitabh Bachchan.