Actress Deepika Padukone will be seen playing the protagonist in filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati. The lady will be sharing the screen space with talented actors Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. The film has been in news for many reasons and one among them is Deepika’s remuneration. If reports are to be believed, the dimpled beauty was paid more than her male co-stars for the film. This comes as a welcoming change in the industry that is refereed as male dominated.
A source revealed that Bhansali was clear that the film belonged to Deepika, who is the protagonist and thus the she got the highest remuneration of Rs 13 cr. The two male actors have reportedly received same amount that is near to Rs. 10 cr.
Many leading ladies of the Bollywood have talked about the pay disparity in the past and this is a step in its direction. It is yet to be seen how other actresses react to this news.
On a related note, Deepika will be seen playing the role of Rajput queen Padmavati in the film and Ranveer will essay the role of an antagonist. If all goes well then, the film will hit the screens in November 2017.
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