Padmavati: Deepika Padukone got more money than Ranveer, Shahid? Actor sidesteps questions
Rumoured to have received a pay cheque greater than what the male stars -Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh - got for Padmavati, Deepika Padukone has said she is ‘not excited’ about the money.Updated: Nov 01, 2017 10:00 IST
Bollywood star Deepika Padukone is one of the highest-paid stars currently working in Bollywood, but the actor is not ready to talk about money matters. Rumoured to have received a pay cheque greater than what the male stars -Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh - got, Deepika has said she is ‘not excited’ about the money.
“Talking about my remuneration isn’t exciting. But I am proud and confident about the money I get. You are comfortable with what you are paid. But what makes me happy is that they (producers) have invested so much money in a film which has a poster featuring me on it....That makes me proud,” said Padukone during the 3D trailer launch of the film at a suburban multiplex in Mumbai.
Reports in August suggested that Deepika got Rs 13 crore for the film while Shahid and Ranveer only received Rs 10 crore. The rumours came as a fresh wave in an industry that is traditionally blamed to have a huge gap in payments to men and women.
The Padmavati actor sidestepped questions about her pay package for the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film, which is rumoured to be heavier than that of her co-stars Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. “In terms of scale, budget and resources, it’s a huge film. We have seen strong female parts at the fore on screen in different films in different ways. I think this (Padmavati) is the beginning of great things women have in films,” she added.
A right-wing outfit had objected to the screening of the trailer, but adequate security arrangements were made with over a dozen policemen stationed at the venue.
The film is set to release on December 1.
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First Published: Nov 01, 2017 09:34 IST