You thought Deepika is the highest paid actress in Bollywood? Priyanka just equaled the score with Bharat
No settling for less – guess that’s one thing Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are very clear about before singing any film! Where Deepika is currently touted to be the highest paid actress of Bollywood given that she was paid a whopping Rs 12 crore for Padmaavat; much more than what her male counterparts Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor were being paid. Latest report suggests how Priyanka too is getting paid the same amount for her comeback in Salman Khan’s Bharat. Yes, as per a source close to Mid Day, PC’s team initially demanded Rs 14 crore as her remuneration fee but considering the current industry standards, they then mutually closed the deal at Rs 12 crore. Fair enough?
So with that, we now have both Priyanka and Deepika at the same rank in terms of being the highest paid actresses of Bollywood. Just recently Priyanka had spoken at length about pay disparity with an international magazine. “I feel it every year, especially when you’re doing movies with really big actors, whether it’s in India or America. If an actor is getting 100 bucks, the conversation will start with max, like, 8 bucks. The gap is that staggering. In America, we don’t talk about it as brashly, whereas in India the issue is not skirted around. I’ve been told straight up, if it’s a female role in a movie with big, male actors attached, your worth is not really considered as much. It happens in both countries, it’s just that here, it’s hidden behind other things. In America, everyone is so worried about being liable that they don’t want to say anything wrong, but they end up doing it anyway.”, said the actress.