Today, we’re talking about a big star earning over Rs 100 crore for acting in a movie. He’s the first Bollywood actor to charge such a hefty fee. This superstar is one of the wealthiest in the industry, but he started as Jackie Shroff’s helper on the set of the movie ‘Falak’. Back then, he looked after Jackie Shroff’s shoes and clothes.

Stars like Kamal Haasan and Ranbir Kapoor began their careers as assistant directors before becoming famous actors. Similarly, this actor, despite being from a star family, started as an assistant director.

At the start, he took care of Jackie Shroff’s clothes and shoes, but now, he’s one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood. Yes, we’re talking about Salman Khan.

Jackie Shroff once mentioned in an interview how Salman Khan worked as an assistant director in his father Salim Khan’s movie ‘Falak’. He said, “I first knew him as a model, then as an assistant director. He used to look after my clothes and shoes during the shooting of the 1998 film ‘Falak’. He always paid attention to me like a younger brother.

Jackie Shroff added, “When he was an assistant director, I showed his pictures to the filmmakers I knew. Eventually, KC Bokadia’s brother-in-law gave him a break in Bollywood. The movie ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ made him a star, but I believe I helped him get started in the industry. That’s how our friendship began.

Salman Khan began his acting journey with the film ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’, where he played a supporting role. Though the movie didn’t do well, his lead role in ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ was a massive hit, and he never looked back.

Salman Khan has delivered blockbusters like ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’, ‘Sultan’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, ‘Kick’, and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. He was reportedly the first actor to charge Rs 100 crore for the 2016 movie ‘Sultan’, where he starred alongside Anushka Sharma.

In 2017, Salman Khan earned Rs 130 crore for the movie Tiger Zinda Hai. He’s one of the richest stars in Bollywood, with an estimated net worth of around Rs 2900 crore according to media reports.