Some nine years ago, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan played a bodyguard assigned to guard a college-goer from assailants during a blockbuster film by an equivalent name.

To a poser then, he had dedicated the movie to his personal bodyguard, Gurmeet Singh, nicknamed Shera, who also starred during a cameo within the flick.

Shera has also dedicated his life to protecting the superstar. From film sets to endorsement events to award functions to shopping, Shera follows Salman everywhere sort of a shadow.

In fact, he has been with Salman for over 25 years now, and has pledged to be with the “Bhai of Bollywood” for the lifetime. “Maalik (boss) is everything to me. i will be able to lay down my life for him. he’s my god,” the Indian film world’s most famous bodyguard, who started his career as a star security in 1993, once said.

Also, like his boss, Shera, now in his 50s, may be a fitness freak. His passion for fitness helped him bag the Mr Mumbai crown, a well-liked beauty pageant modeling competition. “Salman bhai is my inspiration. Like maalik, I never miss the gym,” Shera had said in an interview with an entertainment news outlet a few of years back.

And guess what proportion Salman pays him to stay the paparazzi and therefore the crazy crowd cornered — a fortune, a whopping Indian rupees 2 crore (20 million rupees) annual package, aside from the various perks that are related to the work , like free travel and food.

But how did Shera start working for Salman? “Actually, Bhai wont to choose shows and this just one occasion (1995), there was a show in Chandigarh where the audience had got on to the stage. once they returned, Sohail Khan (Salman’s brother) called me to his office and offered me the work ,” he had said.

Another Khan in Bollywood, Shahrukh or SRK, however, seems to be more generous when it involves paying the person who keeps him safe, particularly from the crazy female fans.

Yes, SRK gives more salary to his bodyguard than Salman. Ravi Singh, the nearly six inches tall man, reportedly takes home an annual package of Indian rupees 2.5 crore, making him the highest-paid Bollywood bodyguard. He has been protecting SRK and his family since 2011.

SRK’s previous bodyguard Yaseen Khan also wont to get a fat pay package, but he left the work after protecting King Khan for a decade. Apparently as a parting also as a marriage gift, SRK had gifted Yaseen a flat during a posh Mumbai locality. This was before Ravi took over the reins of SRK’s security detail.

Similarly, the person who guards the “Perfectionist of Bollywood” — Aamir Khan — is Yuvraj Ghorpade, also a fitness freak who has all the traits of an ace security man. Like Salman, Aamir pays Yuvraj Indian rupees 2 crore a year for keeping him and his wife Kiran Rao safe.

Yuvraj has been with Aamir for over a decade now. “Many of my friends are envious of the very fact that I roam with such an enormous celebrity all the time,” Ghorpade had said in an interview. But

before him, Bollywood actor Ronit Roy was reportedly the top of the superstar’s security for nearly two years before starting his own private agency.

Bollywood’s fittest superstar Akshay Kumar also keeps a bodyguard. Despite holding a sixth degree black belt in Karate, Akshay keeps Shreysay Thele by his side round-the-clock. And Khiladi Kumar, currently the highest-paid Bollywood actor, pays Shreysay Indian rupees 1.2 crore annually.

In 2016, Akshay landed during a major controversy when Shreysay punched a lover for getting too on the brink of the actor for taking a selfie. Subsequently, Akshay had to issue an apology: “What my bodyguard did was wrong. I apologise for that. But sometimes you would like to require care of those things because the actors don’t understand that sometimes they could get injured too.”

Not only the Khans and therefore the Khiladi, the reigning queen of Bollywood — Deepika Padukone — also features a super fan following and therefore the man in-charge of her security is Jalal. He gets an annual salary of Indian rupees 80 lakh for ensuring nobody comes almost the 35-year-old actress, now married to a different highest-paid hero, Ranveer Singh.

“In the planet of glamour, celebrities indeed need to pay the worth for staying safe,” aptly summed up Nishant Kumar, a manager with G4 Guards that features a pan-India presence.

 

Similarly, the person who guards the “Perfectionist of Bollywood” — Aamir Khan — is Yuvraj Ghorpade, also a fitness freak who has all the traits of an ace security man. Like Salman, Aamir pays Yuvraj Indian rupees 2 crore a year for keeping him and his wife Kiran Rao safe.

Yuvraj has been with Aamir for over a decade now. “Many of my friends are envious of the very fact that I roam with such an enormous celebrity all the time,” Ghorpade had said in an interview. But

before him, Bollywood actor Ronit Roy was reportedly the top of the superstar’s security for nearly two years before starting his own private agency.

Bollywood’s fittest superstar Akshay Kumar also keeps a bodyguard. Despite holding a sixth degree black belt in Karate, Akshay keeps Shreysay Thele by his side round-the-clock. And Khiladi Kumar, currently the highest-paid Bollywood actor, pays Shreysay Indian rupees 1.2 crore annually.

In 2016, Akshay landed during a major controversy when Shreysay punched a lover for getting too on the brink of the actor for taking a selfie. Subsequently, Akshay had to issue an apology: “What my bodyguard did was wrong. I apologise for that. But sometimes you would like to require care of those things because the actors don’t understand that sometimes they could get injured too.”

Subsequently, Akshay had to issue an apology: “What my bodyguard did was wrong.

Not only the Khans and therefore the Khiladi, the reigning queen of Bollywood — Deepika Padukone — also features a super fan following and therefore the man in-charge of her security is Jalal. He gets an annual salary of Indian rupees 80 lakh for ensuring nobody comes almost the 35-year-old actress, now married to a different highest-paid hero, Ranveer Singh.

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