The only complain which every working woman faces all over the globe is getting paid at par with men. For years, women have been complaining to receive the same remuneration as their male counterparts, for doing the same amount of work that men do. We can find, recently, many actresses have also spoken up on the same. According to a report, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had paid attention to this fair demand. And this can be an example for other filmmakers.
For his upcoming movie that is, Padmavati, which has already created a great excitement among the audience, the lead stars Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor has been paid exactly the same amount. While Ranveer Singh has been paid a few crores more because of the character he plays in the movie.
So any guesses what would have been the total fees for all the three actors? It’s Rs 33 crores!
In accordance with a source, “Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor have been paid the same amount of Rs 10 crore (approximately) for Bhansali’s grand historical Padmavati based on the epic love story between the Maharana of Chittor (Shahid) and his beautiful wife and the evil, despotic Sultan Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) who gets smitten by Padmavati’s beauty. Buzz is that Ranveer is getting paid around Rs 13 crore (approx) for the same. Apparently, none of the three main leads know how much the other is getting and it’s all very hush-hush as the filmmaker likes to keep it that way. But as nothing in B-town remains hidden so they too have found out about their individual fees through their trade sources and close friends. Shahid has ensured that he gets as big a role as Ranveer and lots of screen time hence his fat fee was one of the reasons he signed the film.”
We hope other filmmakers are playing attention on this. It’s about time this becomes the norm and not just an incident.