1. Ranbir Kapoor
After the disastrous Roy, all eyes were on Ranbir Kapoor to pack a punch with Bombay Velvet, but it also flopped. Ranbir’s popularity remained intact, as speculations about his love life with Katrina Kaif continued. He ended the year with Tamasha, in which his acting was praised. He’s ranked 30th on the Forbes list with Rs 99 crore.
Rs 20-25 cr per film
2. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone’s golden phase continues with the audience lapping up her latest release, Bajirao Mastani. She reunited with ex-flame Ranbir Kapoor in Tamasha that also garnered positive reviews. Piku, with Amitabh Bachchan, was, however, the winner this year for Deepika, making her one of the top paid female stars
Rs 8 cr per film
3. Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh played two diametrically different characters in 2015. In Dil Dhadakne Do, he played a young, urban guy while in Bajirao Mastani, he transformed into a Maratha warrior, both physically and mentally. His off screen camaraderie with Deepika Padukone has also made him popular.
Rs 10 cr per film
4. Varun Dhawan
The actor took everyone by surprise with a dark and different version of himself in Badlapur this year. The serious image got him great feedback. This was followed by ABCD 2 and Dilwale — both commercially viable films. After Akshay, he is the second actor with the most hits.
Rs 3-5 cr per film