Actor Ranveer Singh is known for his insane energy and ecstatic performances at award functions. The ‘Padmavat’ actor is one of the most flamboyant actors in the industry and that adds to his appeal. As per a report in the Hindustan Times, it is this appeal that has led to the actor being paid a whopping Rs 5 crore for a 15-minute performance at the IPL 2018 opening ceremony.
Speaking to the daily, an insider said, “He will be shaking a leg for about 15 minutes, but the organising team was always clear that they wanted Ranveer as a performer, and that’s why he has been offered such a huge amount.” Speaking about Ranveer’s appeal, the insider added, “His appeal cuts across cities, age-groups and has an equally big fan following among men and women. That’s why the organisers felt that he is the perfect fit for the performance at this year’s IPL opening ceremony. The organisers are extremely happy that Ranveer has given his nod for the event.”
Ranveer Singh, who was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavat, is currently busy shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s musical drama Gully Boy which also stars Alia Bhatt in a lead role.