She is called as the golden leg of Tollywood right now given the string of hits she has been scoring. She is none other than Samantha and now it is heard that she has scored a big jackpot. Reports say Samantha has beaten the likes of Anushka, Tamanna in terms of her pay packet.
Sources say she is getting a whopping Rs 1.25 crores for her next film with Junior NTR. With this, she stands next to Ileana who got Rs 1.50 crores for her film ‘Snehitudu’. Buzz is that the remuneration hike for Samantha came due to tough fight between producers Dil Raju and Bellamkonda Suresh to get her dates.
Interestingly both Dil Raju and Bellamkonda had approached Samantha for their respective films opposite Junior NTR but Samantha reportedly chose Bellamkonda for the pay she got. However, all this was reportedly quashed by one Mahendra, a person close to Samantha.
He has reportedly reiterated that Samantha is not getting any such mad figures and maintained that she would be allotting dates to both Dil Raju from January and Bellamkonda Suresh from March-end. Meanwhile, Samantha has also become the brand ambassador for Dabur Amla across south India. Keep it going Sam!
Samantha’s discount for Director
The general trend for any heroine is that once she scores a hit in a film she would hike up her remuneration and if the director and banner is higher the price also gets higher. One of the top league heroines in Tollywood right now is Samantha and all she needs to do is quote a figure and she would get it, given her demand.
However, sources say this lovely smile beauty has gone in for a discount to a particular director. He is none other than Gautham Menon. Apparently, Samantha’s step to fame and success was with the film ‘Ye Maya Chesave’ and the credit for that goes to Gautham Menon for showing her in the most elegant and sophisticated way.
Now, Samantha teamed up with Gautham Menon once again for the film ‘Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu’ and the cine folks say she must have given discount in her remuneration since Gautham Menon happens to be the key producers for this film. As it is, those who saw the film are saying not much budget was seen in its making and taking so it could be true.