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Deepika was paid more than me in Piku: Amitabh Bachchan

Actor Amitabh Bachchan talks about why he said that actor Deepika Padukone was paid more than him for their film Piku.

bollywood Updated: Sep 13, 2016 09:08 IST
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Actor Amitabh Bachchan says he was asked about pay disparity and that’s when he revealed that Deepika Padukone was paid more than him.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan says he was asked about pay disparity and that’s when he revealed that Deepika Padukone was paid more than him.(Raajesh Kashyap/ HT Photo)

Actor Amitabh Bachchan’s recent revelation about his Piku co-star Deepika Padukone being paid more than him and his own pay scale and importance going down created a lot of buzz.

However, Big B clarifies that the reason behind him making this comment was not to highlight the above reasons.

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Actor Deepika Padukone is the only Bollywood heroine to have made it to this year’s list of Forbes highest paid actresses in the world. (AP)

“That’s not why I said that. I was asked about inequality and about women in the society.... I believe that there should be equality and to give an example I said, ‘You know Deepika is playing the main protagonist and yes she was paid more than me’,” entertainment portal Pinkvilla quoted Bachchan as saying.