There is no doubt that Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are setting very high standards for their counterparts when it comes to their profession as they both are International stars and they charge high amount for their remuneration.
In fact, Deepika was said to be the highest paid female actress of Bollywood as she got Rs. 12 crore for “Padmaavat”, even higher than the leading male actors of the movie Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor who were paid much less than her.
Priyanka Chopra is making a comeback in Bollywood with Salman Khan starrer “Bharat” and as per the reports, she is also going to get the same amount what Deepika got for “Padmaavat”.
Mid-Day revealed that Priyanka’s team demanded Rs. 14 crore but got settled on Rs. 12 crore after seeing the current scenario of Bollywood.
Priyanka said this on income disparity in an interview to an international magazine,
“I feel it every year, especially when you’re doing movies with really big actors, whether it’s in India or America. If an actor is getting 100 bucks, the conversation will start with max, like, 8 bucks. The gap is that staggering. In America, we don’t talk about it as brashly, whereas in India the issue is not skirted around. I’ve been told straight up, if it’s a female role in a movie with big, male actors attached, your worth is not really considered as much. It happens in both countries, it’s just that here, it’s hidden behind other things. In America, everyone is so worried about being liable that they don’t want to say anything wrong, but they end up doing it anyway.”
This is what Priyanka said to Esquire about her comeback after 2 years in Bollywood with “Bharat”,
“I’ve finished up two films: A Kid Like Jake, which comes out in June. And Isn’t it Romantic?, which comes out Valentine’s Day 2019. I play a spoiled rich woman who is a yoga guru, which is not a thing. [Bharat] is the Indian movie I signed this year. It’s the quintessential Bollywood movie, which I haven’t done in many years. A lot of them were dramatic and thematic. This one’s going to be out and out entertainment. I’m excited! I haven’t been back to do a movie in two or three years now.”
The director of “Bharat” is Ali Abbas Zafar and we will get to watch it in theatres in Eid 2019.