Directors are the most important constituents of a movie set. The directors are responsible for getting the best out of the actors and the given story. Movie direction is being enthusiastically picked up has a career option by many youngsters. There are many inspiring figures in the Bollywood who have perfected the art of direction and are household names.
Bollywood is rolling in money. Successful blockbuster films mean more profits and recognition. There are many directors who have amassed huge wealth besides getting recognition and awards by churning out hit films and the consistently successful ones have become many times millionaires. The immense responsibility a director shoulders is well rewarded in the event of a film becoming hit in the box office.
These are the top ten most richest Bollywood directors of 2017.
10. Rakesh Roshan
Rakesh Roshan is the father of Hrithik Roshan. He is known for his flexibility in the art of movie creation. Roshan always seeks to implement innovative ideas in his movies. He has directed some out of the blue movies such as ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ and ‘Krish’. In terms of wealth, he is at the tenth position in the list of most rich Bollywood directors for this year.
9. Yash Chopra
Yash Chopra is no more but the legendary director has immortalized himself with his legendary romantic movies. ‘Dil Wale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, the most popular romantic movie ever in the history of Bollywood was directed by him. The actors who got the chance to work under his direction cherish it for the rest of their lives. He is ninth in the list of most rich Bollywood directors for this year.
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Priyadarshan is considered as the creator of funny movies which leaves the audience in peals of laughter. He has the ability to make his movies unconventional in order for them to stand out among others. The famous movies to his credit are ‘Hera Pheri’, ‘Rangrezz’, ‘Khatta Mettha’ etc. He has done well for himself financially with all these hit movies and is placed at the eighth position in the list of most rich Bollywood directors for this year.
7. Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani needs no introduction. He is a multi-talented director and always has something surprising up in his sleeves for the audience. His movies are unpredictable and are almost always in the list of box office hits. His ability to spring surprises on the audience through his out of the box movies make him very popular. Some of his famous hit movies are ‘Three Idiots’, ‘Pk’ and ‘Munnabhai MBBS’. He occupies the seventh position in the list of most rich Bollywood directors for this year.
6. Mohit Suri
Mohit Suri represents the new generation and one of the most handsome directors in the world, who are steadily climbing the ladder of success in the industry. His most important claim to fame is as the director of ‘Ashiqui 2’ which has been acclaimed as the most resonant Bollywood movie in recent times. This movie which was released in 2013 earned him numerous accolades and praises. Mohit Suri occupies the sixth position in the list of most rich Bollywood directors for this year.
5. Arbaz Khan
Arbaz Khan is the younger brother of superstar Salman Khan. Arbaz Khan began his career as a director quite late in his life but he has tasted success fairly early and has turned into a successful director in the film industry. ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Dabangg 2’ are the two of his hit movies. Dabangg won the national award for the best popular film. Arbaz Khan comes fifth in the list of most rich Bollywood directors for this year.
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4. Karan Johar
Karan Johar is a legend of the industry. He specializes in making movies full of affection and family values. His hit movies such as ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gum’ ‘My name is Khan’ are timeless movies and the public never tires of watching these films over and over again. Karan Johar popularized the hit pair of Kajol and Shahrukh Khan. He is at the fourth position in the list of most rich Bollywood directors for this year.
3. Kabir Khan
Kabir Khan is a famous and highly talented Bollywood director. He is also a member of the 300cr movie club. His movie ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and more recently ‘Bajrangi Bhaijan’ were super hits and highly acclaimed. He is at the third position in the list of most rich Bollywood directors for this year.
2. Farhan Akhtar
He is the son of lyricist Javed Akhtar and also an actor. His movie DON 2 earned a record-breaking 200 crores. He is second in the list of most rich Bollywood directors for this year.
Rohit Shetty is an extremely competent and highly talented and one of the highest paid Indian directors. His hit movie ‘Chennai Express’ earned an astonishing 400 crores. His other hit movies are ‘Singham’ and ‘Golmaal’. He tops the list of most rich Bollywood directors for this year.
These directors besides being rich enough to figure in the list most rich Bollywood directors in 2017 are immensely talented and capable in their profession.