Bollywood is ecstatic about Deepika Padukone’s inclusion in Forbes magazine’s list of world’s highest paid actresses. With earnings of $10 million, Deepika is the world’s tenth highest paid actress, and the only one from Bollywood to have made it to the list.
The list is topped by Hollywood actor Jennifer Lawrence with $46 million , followed by actor Melissa McCarthy with $33 million earnings. Actor Scarlett Johansson was the third name in the list with earnings of $25 million.
Anupam Kher, actor: In her case, I am very proud because she is also our student. It speaks a lot about the fact that hard work pays and I don’t attribute it to anything else. She has been a very hardworking person ever since she was training. It’s the year of women in India
Prakash Jha, filmmaker (directed Padukone in his film Aarakshan , 2011): Even if she had not got this (made it to the list), the respect I have for her would not be any less. She is a very hardworking girl. Money is a secondary thing for a person like her. She is doing good work everyday and that is what is more important for her. She deserves it
Shoojit Sircar, filmmaker (directed Padukone in Piku, 2015) : This is good news and I am really happy for her. She is doing very well. She is an extremely sincere actor and deserves this.
Madhur Bhandarkar, filmmaker: Deepika has been one of the most talented actresses and been hugely commercially successful. It is a great achievement and great power to her . It’s a great moment for everybody. I am sure she will do as well in Hollywood as she has done here
Amul Mohan, trade expert: This list just talks about her earnings from films and endorsements. Otherwise, Deepika has had a lean year because her last release was Bajirao Mastani (2015) and she’s not going to have any release this year. She’s just signed one Hollywood film (xXx: The Return of Xander Cage ) . She’s a fantastic actor and I don’t want her to be tenth anywhere else when she can be in the top five or the top actress in India. She can’t be lower than that in the pecking order .