Bollywood is one of the biggest and popular film industries in the world. There are countless movies made every year. These films are financed by countless producers. The production houses have crores and crores of rupees riding on the movies and the success and failure of the movies determine their profit and their future.
Some producers and their production houses collapse even before they are able to properly establish themselves. Many production houses wind up due to losses suffered in the intensely competitive world of Bollywood where a flop movie or a string of flops can bring doom to the producer. These are the top ten highest paid directors and producers in India, who have stood the test of time and proved themselves in the face of cut-throat competition.
List of Top 10 Richest Bollywood Producers in 2017
10. Dhilin Mehta
Dhilin Mehta founded the Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd in the year 2001. The production house has some hit movies to its credit such as Golmaal, Dabangg, Rockstar, Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya and Blue. It is a well-known production company. He is placed at the tenth position in the list of most rich Bollywood producers for this year.
9. Sooraj R Barjatya
Rajshree Productions dates back to the year of Independence. It has produced movies based on family values and cultures. Some of the hit films it has produced are Uphaar, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Maine Pyar Kiya, Dosti and Hum Aapke Hain Kaun. Sooraj R Barjatya is the current chairman and he is placed at the ninth position in the list of most rich Bollywood producers for this year.
8. Aamir Khan
Set up in 2001 by Aamir Khan in the year 2001, the Aamir Khan Productions is a leading production and distribution company. Aamir Khan is himself a Bollywood superstar and a member of the famous Khan trio. Taare Zammen Par, Rang De Basanti, Dhobi Ghat and Lagaan are some of the hit movies by the production house. The famous television show named Satyamev Jayate was also produced by this company. Aamir Khan occupies the seventh position in the list of most rich Bollywood producers for this year.
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7. Anil Ambani
Anil Ambani is one of the leading business tycoons in India and the world. His company reliance has interests in various fields including film production. The Reliance Big Entertainment is a part of the Reliance Group and was founded in the year 2005 for film production. It has produced movies like Singham and Kites and has launched TV channels and radio stations. Anil Ambani comes seventh in the list of most rich Bollywood producers for this year.
6. Gauri and Shahrukh Khan
Red Chillies entertainment is the production company founded in 2002 by Expensive Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan and his wife Gauri. The company has produced some popular movies such as Main Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om and Ra one. The Khans are at number six in the list of most rich Bollywood producers for this year.
5. Ekta Kapoor
Balaji Motion Pictures was established by the actor Jitendra in 2001 and is now owned by his daughter Ekta Kapoor. She is known as the queen of daily soaps and the production house is a subsidary of the television production company Balaji Telefilms. Some of the popular films by this company are Once upon a time in Mumbai, Ragini MMS and Dirty Picture. She is at the fifth position in the list of most rich Bollywood producers for this year.
4. Karan Johar
Dharma Productions was established by Yash Johar in the year 1976. It is now headed by Karan Johar. The company has produced hits like K3G, Kuch Kuch Hota hai etc.Karan Johar is fourth in the list of most rich Bollywood producers for this year.
3. Aditya Chopra, Uday Chopra and Pamela Chopra
Yashraj Films was founded by late Yash Chopra in the year 1970. Aditya Chopra, Uday Chopra and Pamela Chopra are now heading the production company. Yashraj Films is a prestigious film production company which is sought after by actors. It has given some best Bollywood movies such as Deewar, Trishul, Silsila, Veer Zaara, Kabhie Kabhie, Darr and Mohabbatein. The Chopras are placed at third position in the list of most rich Bollywood producers for this year.
2. Arjan Lulla
Arjan Lulla founded Eros International in the year 1973. It is a production and distribution company based at Mumbai. The distribution network of the company is spread over fifty countries. Some of the biggest hits of the company include Mr India, Shaan, Om Shanti Om, Love Aaj Kal, Student of the year and Housefull. He is placed at the second position in the list of most rich Bollywood producers for this year.
1. Ronnie Screwvala
Ronnie Screwvala founded UTV Motion pictures in the year 2004. It is engaged in film production, marketing, licensing, distribution and merchandising. UTV Motion pictures has produced films like Swades, Chennai Express, 2 States, Barfi, Life in a Metro, Jodha Akbar etc. He is placed at the topmost position in the list of most rich Bollywood producers for this year.
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These were the top of the pile producers who have enjoyed immense success in the film industry and are among the most richest Bollywood producers for this year in 2017.