The highly awaited and anticipated docudrama on Sachin Tendulkar, ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ hit screens on Friday and has performed excellently at box office. Guess how much Sachin would have charged to let his personal story to be told to the world?
As per national media reports, Sachin pocketed around Rs 35+ crore as his remuneration. This amount is on par with what top heroes of Bollywood charges. Since the makers need not shell money on actors because Sachin himself is seen in this documentary, they took the risk of paying such whopping amount to him. Sachin also extensively promoted the film across India.
The cricketer’s charisma worked big time and pulled audiences to theatres to watch a documentary. By collecting a huge Rs 32 crore by the end of first Monday, the film has set a new benchmark in the category of docudramas. Sachin’s name will also help the makers crack good deals for digital and satellite rights. In the end, the former cricketer’s whopping remuneration is aptly justified.