Kareena Kapoor is reportedly charging Rs 10 cr per film, joins Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut’s ranks
Kareena Kapoor Khan has joined the big league of best paid female actors in Bollywood. She was already one of the most popular and most adored actors of the country and it will soon reflect in her fees too.
According to a report in Mid-Day, the actor has got a remuneration hike of 50% since the release of Veere Di Wedding, he last film with Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania. The film’s success and a collection of Rs 80 crore could be a major reason behind the hike.
A source told the daily, “Though Veere was a four-girl project, the film’s opening and initial footfalls can be credited to Kareena’s stardom. It is only fair that she capitalise on her star power, which is why she has increased her fee for the next few films. She apparently charged a ballpark figure of Rs 7 crore for Veere Di Wedding. Her upcoming films will have her quoting Rs 10 crore-plus, negotiable depending on the number of days she is required to work on the project and the value she is bringing to the table.”
Before Kareena, only Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut were reportedly charging in double digits. Deepika was paid Rs 13 crore for Padmavat while her co-stars from the film, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh took home Rs 10 crore each. Kangana Ranaut comes a close second with a rumoured fees of Rs 11 crore, according to reports. However, reports also suggest she slashed her fees for Simran and Rangoon.
Priyanka Chopra, arguably the biggest female star in the industry since making a mark for herself in Hollywood, is still charging a lesser amount. According to reports, she signed Salman Khan’s Bharat for Rs 6.5 crore. She recently quit the project amid reports of engagement with singer Nick Jonas and after signing a new Hollywood film with Chris Pratt, Cowboy Ninja Viking.
Kareena currently has two projects in her kitty. She will be seen with Akshay Kumar, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani in Good News and with Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor in Karan Johar’s Takht.
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