Last year, Deepika Padukone was on Forbes’s list of highest paid actresses in the world, but she did not feature this year. However, she remains one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood. For the first time in Indian film Industry, a Heroine will be seen getting paid more than the male superstars in her film. In Padmavati, Deepika plays the role of Rani Padmini and Ranveer Singh is playing the role of Alauddin Khilji.
Shahid will be seen as Rawal Ratan Singh in the period drama. The film is slated to hit the theaters in November this year. There are a lot of speculations about the pay structure of Padmavati. However, director 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. Deepika has taken home a whopping Rs. 13 crores, while Ranveer and Shahid share equal digits that read close to Rs. 10 crores respectively.”