Pay disparity between male and female actors has been an ongoing debate since a long time. However, till this day there’s no solution to it. In fact when actresses demand equal pay they are trolled, replaced or removed. Ranveer Singh is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Baiju Bawra. And for those who were waiting to see the infamous pair together in yet another film after Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat are in for a disspointment.
Deepika is not in Baiju Bawra. The reason why she won’t play the romantic lead opposite her own husband is because of the pay.
A source informed Bollywood Hungama, “Apparently, Deepika wants the same remuneration as her husband. Not a penny more, not a penny less.” A champion for pay parity among actors and actresses, Deepika has been demandind and getting equal pay as the leading men in her recent films. But, this time Baiju Bawra, Bhansali has regretfully turned her down.
Says a source close to Bhansali Productions, “In a way, it works out for the better. Four Ranveer – Deepika films in a row from Sanjay Leela Bhansali would have been excessive, don’t you think?”
The news of Deepika’s remuneration for Baiju Bawra comes in few weeks after Kareena Kapoor Khan reportedly asked for Rs. 12 crores to play the role of Sita in Alaukik Desai’s film adaptation of the Hindu epic, Ramayan.