New Delhi: Back in 2020, Prime Video‘s series Paatal Lok created a storm in the world of OTT with appreciation from critics and audiences alike. Actor Jaideep Ahlawat too rose to fame with his portrayal of a cynical inspector Hathi Ram and was lauded with awards and recognition.
The season 2 of the series is now already underway, with Jaideep set to reprise his role. If reports are to be believed, the actor will be a charging a staggering amount to be a part of the show this time around.
Jaideep will be paid almost 50 times more than how much he was paid for in the first season. “One success can change the tide for all the actors. Our industry respects talent and success, Jaideep is one of the key reasons for Pataal Lok to succeed. While the actor was paid a nominal amount of 40 lakh for the first season, his salary has gone up by 50 times for the second season,” Pinkvilla quoted in a report.
Reportedly, he will be paid a handsome sum of Rs 20 crore for season two of Paatal Lok!
“It’s a common norm to hike the actor fees with every passing season. But for Jaideep, it’s a success story of sorts, as none expected the tides to turn in this way, so soon,” the report added.
Paatal Lok season 2 will be premiering sometime in 2023, Prime Video announced in a special event.
At the ‘Prime Video Presents India’ showcase event on April 28, the OTT giant announced over 40 new titles in languages such as Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The streaming platform will release these over the next two years, which includes original series, original movies and co-productions.