Most famous and renowned people often keep a bodyguard with them but it is imperative for Bollywood stars to not only have bodyguards but also travel with them everywhere. This makes the relationship between stars and their bodyguards a rather close one.
While people are well aware of bodyguards of superstars such Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone’s bodyguard Jalal also shares a special bond with her.
Deepika Padukone is one of the most successful and highest paid actresses today. Since her debut with ‘Om Shanti Om’ to the present, Deepika has built a massive fan base for her. When the actress steps out of her house, it is Jalal’s duty to protect her from large crowds and unwanted elements.
As per a report in ETimes, Deepika Padukone considers Jalal not just as a support staff but as a brother and even ties a rakhi to him. Since Jalal has the crucial job of ensuring Deepika’s safety, he also ears a handsome salary. According to few reports, Jalal’s salary is anywhere between 80 lakhs to Rs 1.2 crore annually. As per reports, Jalal was also the head of security at the venue when Deepika and Ranveer Singh tied the knot.
Not just Deepika, but several BTown celebs pay a whopping salary to their bodyguards. As per reports, Salman Khans bodyguard Shera earns approximately Rs 15 lakhs per month (almost 2 crores annually) while Anushka Kohli’s bodyguard Prakash’s annual salary is around Rs 1.2 crore. Reports also say that Shah Rukh Khan pays his bodyguard Ravi Singh Rs 2.7 crore per year.
Meanwhile, on the work front Deepika will next be seen in ’83 opposite Ranveer Singh. She also has ‘Fighter’, Hindi remake of ‘The Intern’ and ‘K’ with Amitabh Bachchan and Prabhas in the pipeline.