We have heard about the statement 'Bigger than Bachchan' a lot of times ever since 1992. Here is the proof for the version that Chiranjeevi is the highest paid actor in the country in early 90's itself. He quoted Rs 1.25 crore as remuneration for 'Gharana Mogudu' after scoring back-to-back hits (Gang Leader, Rowdy Alludu).
It is well known fact that Chiru charged Rs 8 crore for his last film 'Shankardada Zindabad' and this figure is never heard before in TFI. That shows his domination in Tollywood for a period of two decades. And now, his brother Pawan Kalyan is leading the remunerations chart by charging over Rs 15 crore per film.