Who said only star heroes charge shocking remunerations? Even star directors are not lagging behind them in charging staggering remunerations. Though the exact remuneration of Rajamouli is not known, he is one of the highest paid directors in India. When it comes to Tollywood, he is the numero uno directors when it comes to remuneration. He takes a share of profits along with the remuneration.
If we talk about other directors, Kortala Siva has 100% success record like Rajamouli and he has delivered career-best hits for star heroes like Prabhas, Mahesh Babu, Jr. NTR. His remuneration is around Rs.20 crore and he also takes the share of profits. Now, creative director Sukumar also joined this list with the blockbuster success of ‘Rangasthalam’.
There is a talk in the film circles that Mythri Movie Makers producers are extremely happy with the result of ‘Rangasthalam’ and they are offering huge remuneration to Sukumar for Mahesh Babu film. It is known that Mythri producers already lined up Sukku and they have recently finalised the remuneration as Rs.18 crores plus a share in profits for Mahesh film. So, Sukumar remuneration is more or less equal to Koratala Siva remuneration. If we consider the remuneration aspect, these are the top 3 directors of Tollywood at present.