We always long for public appearances of our favorite Bollywood celebrities. After all, that’s how we can get more close to them, get their autographs or in recent times, click ‘selfies’. But apparently, there have been times when these celebs get mobbed by the crazy Bollywood fans. From over-enthusiastic fans to lunatic stalkers, Bollywood stars are targeted by the insane crowd in public. This calls for the need of the bodyguards to protect celebs from crazy fans!
Well, these bodyguards do a stellar job in making sure that our actors stay away from any harm and are safe among the crowd. They do deserve an honorable mention in doing their job with perfection, right? Talking about deserving, as bodyguards are an essential part of the life of any celebrity, they should get paid righteously for their jobs as well. Evidently, Bollywood stars make sure that their bodyguards are satisfied at their jobs with fat pay-cheques.
Take a look at the salary packages of these bodyguards of Bollywood celebrities that will boggle your mind:
1. Shera – Salman Khan
The most famous bodyguard in B-town, Shera has been working for ‘Bhaijaan’ Salman Khan for more 20 years. Salman Khan is indeed the best “Maalik” for his bodyguard Shera as he dedicated his movie ‘Bodyguard’ to him. He was seen dancing with the superstar in a song in the film as well. Shera Khan has become a family member to the Khandaan while protecting the most eligible bachelor in the industry. Incidentally, the actor pays a hefty package of Rs 2 crore per year i.e approximately Rs 16 lakh per month to Shera for his protection.
2. Ravi Singh – Shah Rukh Khan
King Khan definitely needs protection from all the ladies swooning over him and this job is in the hands of his bodyguard Ravi Singh. He accompanies Shah Rukh Khan everywhere and has been with him for more than a decade now. Evidently, Ravi Singh takes home Rs 2.5 crore every year for protecting the Badshah of Bollywood.
3. Yuvraj Ghorpade – Aamir Khan
4. Jalal – Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone turned her bodyguard Jalal into a celebrity after she tied a Rakhi on his wrist on Rakshabandhan 2017. She absolutely adores his Rakhi brother who protects DP in every situation possible. Jalal fulfills his duty well and he gets Rs 80 lakh annually from his celebrity boss.
5. Jitendra Shinde – Amitabh Bachchan
Even after having his own security agency, Jitendra Shinde personally safeguards the Shahenshah of Bollywood. Amitabh Bachchan is always on the move that requires around the clock protection. Jitendra Shinde always has Big B’s back when it comes to taking care of the crazy in all his public appearances. Senior Bachchan indeed keeps his bodyguard happy by giving him a salary of Rs 1.5 crore annually.
6. Shreysay Thele – Akshay Kumar
Even after being skilled in martial arts, Khiladi Akshay Kumar needs to be safe and sound in a crowd full of excited fans. Shreysay Thele, commonly known as Shree, handles the job of bodyguarding Akshay Kumar pretty fabulously. With his photographic memory and tracking skills, Shree moves even faster than his boss Khiladi Kumar. Shree is always by Akki’s side protecting him through thick and thin. Shreysay Thele receives a package of whopping Rs 1.2 crore annually from the actor.