It’s always been seen that an actor is paid more than an actress and for the first time in Indian Cinema, an actress will be seen getting paid more than her male co-stars of the film.
From quite some time we have seen that there has been debate, discussions, and conversation about pay scale and Deepika Padukone has reversed the wage gap with Padmavati.
Deepika Padukone, who will be next seen playing the iconic role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’, will literally be writing history in Indian Cinema with her extraordinary film. As opposed to the usual norm of actors bagging a heavier pay cheque than the actress, Padmavati has actress Deepika take home the highest remuneration.
According to sources, “There are a lot of speculations about the pay structure of Padmavati. However, Sanjay Leela Bhansali 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 Rupees. 13 crore, while Ranveer and Shahid share equal digits that read close to Rupees. 10 crores respectively.”
This reverse pay scale of Padmavati sets a new precedent in Bollywood, owing to Deepika’s stardom and the 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.
Also published on Medium.