If sources are to be believed then Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is getting a whopping Rs 12 crore as remuneration for her upcoming film ‘Padmavati’. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali the film also stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in pivotal roles.
Deepika Padukone has apparently devoted an entire year for the period drama ‘Padmavati’, in which she is essaying the titular Rajput queen. Sources say this could possibly justify her astrnomical salary demand.
Deepika Padukone has ranked 10 in world’s 10 highest paid actresses’ list alongside Hollywood heavyweights Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and ‘Friends’ star Jennifer Aniston. Deepika became the only Indian actress and the sole newcomer in Forbes’ 2016 list of the ‘World’s Highest-Paid Actresses.’
According to India Today, when Deepika was recently approached for a film featuring one of the Khans, she quoted the same sum as ‘Padmavati’ as her asking price. The producers were taken aback at this, since it’s a two-heroine film and the other actress, would also have a list of her own demands. But, sources say Deepika remaind adamant.
Deepika Padukone has been a part of recent box-offices successes like ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and ‘Piku’.
Deepika Padukone is also set to feature in the fourth outing of the ‘xXx’ franchise. Deepika made her Hollywood debut opposite Vin Diesel in ‘xXx: Return Of Xander Cage’ that released in January this year.
‘Padmavati’ starring Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone is set to release on November 17.