With Hollywood being enraged due to the wage gap between male and female actors, in Bollywood, we have Deepika Padukone taking home 13 crores for her act in Padmavati whereas the lead actors Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor taking home 10 crores each.
The salary wage gap between the male hunks and female beauties became a talk in the BTown not long ago, it affected the foreign Hollywood film making industry as well. However, in such conditions, we have found that Deepika Padukone’s remuneration for her role in Padmavati is around 13 crores. On the other hand, the lead actors have charged only 10 crores compared to her.
A source close to the film makers reveals that Padmavati heavily revolves around Deepika which is the reason why she is getting a higher pay cheque. The source states:
“There were a lot of speculations about the pay structure of Padmavati. However, Sanjay sir was clear that the film belongs to Deepika. The film is mounted on its female protagonist Deepika with the title being a testimony of the actress’ investment in the project.”
Then, revealing the remuneration of the actors, the source further added:
“As for the remuneration, Deepika has taken home a whopping 13 crore, while Ranveer and Shahid share equal digits that read close to 10 crores respectively.”
Earlier Deepika Padukone featured on Forbes’s list of highest paid female actors in the world back in 2016. However, the actress dropped out of the list in 2017. The actress will play the role of Rani Padmini in Padmavati whereas Ranveer Singh will play the role of Alauddin Khilji and Shahid will portray Rawal Ratan Singh in the period drama film. It is slated to release in November later this year.
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