For the first time in Indian Cinema, an actress will be seen getting paid more than her male co-stars of the film.
With so much conversation about pay scale, Deepika Padukone has reversed the wage gap with ‘Padmavati.’
Deepika, who will be next seen playing the titular role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’, will literally be writing history in Indian Cinema with her historic film, peports ANI.
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 Sir 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 Rs. 13 crore, while Ranveer and Shahid share equal digits that read close to Rs. 10 crores respectively.’
This reverse pay scale of ‘Padmavati’ sets a new precedent in Bollywood, owing to Deepika’s stardom and 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.