Bollywood is high on money-game these days and it is quite evident with the hefty amounts actors get for their roles in movies. Kangana Ranaut was recently in news for her fee which she got for Manikarna which was a whopping 11 crore rupees. Actresses are breaking the barriers for unequal paychecks in the industry and are even getting paid more if their role and character is more important than their male counterparts,. The latest actress who is making news for her fat paycheck is none other than Deepika Padukone which she received for her upcoming magnum opus Padmavati. Not to forget, even the male leads Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor have received astonishing amounts of money for the movie helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Let’s find out how much remuneration did the primary and the secondary cast of the film received for the larger than life project :
Deepika Padukone : Breaking all the notions about how an actress gets paid relatively lesser than the heroes of the film, Deepika Padukone just proved everyone wrong by bagging the highest amount as her fees for Padmavati. Yes, you read it right! The actress has been paid a whopping sum of Rs 11 crores leaving her co-stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor far behind. Well, we feel that she deserves this amount after all she plays the titular role in the film.
Ranveer Singh : The zany actor whose look as Alauddin Khilji was hugely raved about ever since the trailer came out is also not far behind DP. The talented actor received Rs. 8 Crores as his fee for the movie. It is rare that heroines have got salaries higher than the heroes in this male dominated industry but times are bound to change.
Shahid Kapoor : Maharawal Ratan Singh played by Shahid Kapoor looks majestic in the film and he has by far impressed all the critics and the people after the trailer got released. Doing a period drama for the very first time in his career, the actor was paid Rs. 6 Crores for the role. Shahid will be seen romancing Padukone for the first time as well.
Jim Sarbh : Jim Sarbh who was seen in Neerja last which was also his debut in the industry showed great promise as a performer. The actor who plays an important role in Padmavati as Malik Kafur got an impressive fee of Rs 70 lakhs for the same.
Aditi Rao Hydari : Playing the character of Mehrunissa in the film, the unbelievably beautiful Aditi Rao Hydari received Rs. 85 lakhs as her remuneration for the much awaited project!
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