The presence of a child artist in a movie often makes it more interesting. In the last few years, the demand for child artists has phenomenally increased as sometimes they play major characters in the movies.
Child cast in major Bollywood blockbusters like Dangal and Bajrangi Bhaijaan has proven that these child artists are extremely talented and can even outplay many big stars. Here is a list of the highest paid child artists in Bollywood:
1. Diya Chalwad
This adorable face is seen in Bollywood flicks like Pizza, Kick and Rocky Handsome. In Rocky Handsome, Diya worked with the B-town hunk John Abraham and for the shoot, she was paid around Rs. 25, 000 a day. The shoot lasted for roughly 31 days. If that is intimidating to you, wait till we tell you what she earns from advertisements alone. She charges somewhere between Rs. 50, 000 to Rs. 60, 000 per day for advertisement shoots.
2. Harsh Mayar
The National Award winning child actor from the film I Am Kalam received a lot of appreciation for his acting skills. And not just praises, Harsh received a hefty amount for acting in the film. The actor was paid Rs. 1 lakh for 21 days shoot for the film. He was recently seen in the film Hichki starring Rani Mukerji.
3. Harshaali Malhotra
The box-office blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan starred Harshaali in the lead with superstars Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. To everyone’s amazement, the child artist earned a couple of lakhs for her role in the film. Earning in lakhs at the age of 7 and for her debut film proves that she is here to rule the industry.
4. Darsheel Kumar
Darsheel played the role of younger Varun Dhawan in the film Dishoom and younger Neil Nitin Mukesh in the film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. The child is making a handsome amount of money at such a tender age. Sources revealed that Darsheel was paid Rs. 30, 000 per day for the shoot of these films.
5. Sara Arjun
Sara Arjun has earned the title of the ‘highest paid child artist in Bollywood’. The daughter of actor Raj Arjun, Sara starred along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Jazbaa and earned praises from all over for her performance. She was paid a fee of few lakhs for her role in the film. She receives special ‘star treatment’ from the production houses as well.