Breaking norms! Yes, it is the first time in the history of Bollywood that an actress will be seen getting paid more than her co-actors of the film. And guess the name? Yes, none other than the diva of Bollywood Deepika Padukone!
Deepika Padukone brought that change to Bollywood as she has reversed the wage gap with ‘Padmavati.’ I guess the lines, “Ache Din Aane Wale Hain” better suit this situation. Deepika who last year stepped in Hollywood with film xXx: Return of Xander Cage will be next seen playing the titular role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s ‘Padmavati’. Indeed she will literally be writing history in Indian Cinema with her historic film.
It seems that time is not far away when Bollywood will start paying actors according to their talents and not genders. Deepika Padukone made a change by getting paid high than the co-actors Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.
As per a statement published in a leading news website, given by an inside source,
“There are 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 Padukone with the title being a testimony of the actress’ investment in the project. As for the remuneration, Deepika has taken home a whopping Rs. 13 crores, while Ranveer and Shahid share equal digits that read close to Rs. 10 crores respectively.”
Talking about the film, ‘Padmavati’ is a periodic film that tells the story of Alauddin Khilji, the medieval-era Delhi ruler, who was attracted by the beauty of with Rajput Queen Padmavati. The film is slated to release in November 2017.