Bollywood has given us many movies to remember and to forget. Some have left an emotional mark while some made us laugh for years to come. All Thanks to the Directors of the movie. Directors play a very significant role in the success and failure of a film. They are the one who lay the foundation of the plot, strong stories, great music, star performers, graphics and everything we see in a film.
There are many talented directors, who are highly acclaimed for their work. With the constant successful movies making more than crores of money, these directors also get paid really well by the producers.
Here is the list of top 10 highest paid directors in India in 2017.
(10) Mohit Suri (60 Crore)
Mohit Suri has introduced many fresh faces to Bollywood from Udita Goswami to Neha Sharma. In last two years, he came out with two releases Ek Villian in 2014 and Hamari Adhuri Kahani in 2015 and both were big hits and also went beyond the mark of 1 billion at box office keeping him in the race of India’s successful directors and one of the most handsome directors in the world.
(9) Priyadarshan (100+ Crore)
Priyadarshan is an India’s National Award winning director, who also received highest Civilian award Padma Shri in 2012 for his dedication and inspiration in Bollywood. He is known for directing funny movies like Chup Chup Ke and evergreen Hera Pheri. He has also directed many commercials for Nokia, Coca Cola, Kinley and Max Life Insurance.
(8) Karan Johar (120+ crore)
Karan Johar is one of India cinema’s quixotic and romantic movie maker. and now he is one of the richest Bollywood directors. He is well acclaimed for his greatest hit movies of all time like My Name is Khan, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. In 2015 he stayed behind the scenes as a co-producer for movies like Kapoor and Sons and Brothers grossing extremely high numbers, but in 2016 we will seeing his directing and producing Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
(7) Yash Chopra (150+ Crore)
Yash Copra was an iconic Indian film director who was labeled as an eternal romantic person with nicest musical senses in the film business. He is inarguably India’s highly successful directors of all time. With evergreen blockbusters like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Dil Toh Pagal Hai, he is still badly missed by industry and still considered among the top directors.
(6) Rakesh Roshan (200 Crore)
Rakesh Roshan is a well-renowned name in Indian film industry with numerous suspense and animated films. His style of moving making has experimented with diverse sections in last few years. Great storyline, drama and love are the key substances of his movies. Latest Krish series had garnered him the success of millions from all across the world. Currently, he is busy directing an upcoming movie Kaabil in 2017.
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(5) Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar (300 Crore Club)
Farhan Akhtar is a young talented individual who has proved in talent in every field of his choice. As a director, he along with his sister Zoya Akhtar has prepared several movies with blockbuster hits like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. With recent contemporary comedy movie like Dil Dhadkne Do and few projects in pipeline for this year, there is no stopping the Akhtar family.
(4) Arbaz Khan (300+ Crore)
Arbaz Khan started his career as an actor but his luck doubled when he joined the league of directors. He gave us some real action packed stories with Dabangg which also showered him with many awards and the most prestigious National Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment in 2010 and sequel Dabangg 2 in 2012.
(3) Raj Kumar Hirani ( 350 Crore)
Raj Kumar Hirani excels in touching heart of people with comedy and highly moral based films. Winner of 11 Filmfare awards with Munna Bhai MBBS, 3 Idiots and PK in 2014 he is a director with consistent success and love from the film fraternity. All his films gained huge success across the world giving him opposition in the list of most successful directors in India. Currently, his movie Saala Khadoos featuring R Madhvan was critically acclaimed.
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(2) Rohit Shetty (400 Crore)
Rohit Shetty has a unique way of showcasing his films with colours and cars and action. His last two directorial movies Chennai Express in 2013, Singham Returns in 2014 and Dilwale in 2015, are among highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide. For Dilwale, he was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Director.
(1) Kabir Khan (400+ Crore)
Kabir Khan is the genius man behind 2015 most successful and super hit movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
He is an established director and well knows for movies like Ek Tha Tiger and New York and Phantom. With whopping 600 crores of box office collection world-wide for Bajrangi Bhaijaan till date, he very well deserved the national award for Best Director for Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment in the year 2015.
All the directors are multi-talented and come with a unique vision with which they do the storytelling of their movies. The task of a director is very difficult because he that have to look into the overall picture and minute detailing from scenes to costumes to dialogues. With so much hard work done by the directors, the best ones are sure to receive a good amount of mullah for all the efforts and knacks.