Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan’s police bodyguard, Jitendra Shinde, earns Rs. 1.5 crores annually. We surely wonder what special work this bodyguard has to do to earn this whopping salary.
It is not unknown to the people of the country that Amitabh Bachchan possesses quite expensive things. From expensive cars to expensive bungalows, Big B is well known for his lavish lifestyle. Apart from these luxuries in a celebrity’s personal life, it is very important for them to have a personal bodyguard. These bodyguards protect them when the crowd gets uncontrollable. And to deploy a bodyguard, who is a police constable, the actor would have to pay him a whopping salary. But the salary that Amitabh Bachchan’s bodyguard, Jitendra Shinde, earns can’t get digested easily. Soon after the news of the salary earned by Jitendra Shinde surfaced online, he got transferred to a police station over allegations of earning a hefty salary per year.
Jitendra Shinde has been working with Big B since 2015. However, as per Mumbai police, a cop cannot be deployed in a place for over five years. Shinde’s wife runs an agency, which provides security guards to prominent personalities. The state government also verified whether Shinde had informed authorities about his annual income and assets and whether he was drawing a second salary from other sources. Also, according to Maharashtra service rules, a Government servant cannot accept salaries from two sources.
From film shoots to the sets of KBC, Shinde has been with Amitabh Bachchan for many years now, and, in return, he receives a hefty amount as his salary from the actor. Amitabh Bachchan pays his bodyguard, Jitendra Shinde, a hefty amount of Rs. 1.5 Crore annually. Not even the CEOs in the country could earn this tremendous amount by working day and night.
Interestingly, the megastar Amitabh Bachchan pays this hefty salary to his security personnel, and stars like Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Shah Rukh Khan, and Salman Khan pay an enormous amount to their bodyguards for their services.