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With Rs 13 crore, Deepika Padukone paid more than Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor for Padmavati

According to sources, Deepika Padukone is being paid Rs 13 crore for Padmavati while actors Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor are getting Rs 10 crore each.

bollywood Updated: Aug 29, 2017 11:52 IST
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Deepika Padukone may be the first female actor in a Hindi movie to get paid more than her male superstars in the film.

For the first time in Indian cinema, an actor will be seen getting paid more than the male superstars in her film. With so much conversation about pay scale, Deepika Padukone has reversed the wage gap with Padmavati.

Deepika, who will be next seen playing the titular role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, will literally be writing history in Indian cinema with her historic film.

As opposed to the usual norm of actors bagging a heavier pay cheque than the female actor, Padmavati has Deepika take home the highest remuneration.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is made it clear that Padmavati is Deepika Padukone’s film.

According to sources, “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 crore, while Ranveer and Shahid share equal digits that read close to Rs. 10 crores respectively.”

This reverse pay scale of Padmavati sets a new precedent in Bollywood, owing to Deepika’s stardom and primacy of her role.

Padmavati is a periodic film that tells the story of Alauddin Khilji, the medieval-era Delhi ruler, who was infatuated with Rajput queen Padmavati.

The film is all set to release in November 2017.

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First Published: Aug 29, 2017 11:49 IST