Could this be a sign that times are changing, we have been waiting for? Deepika has reportedly smashed the glass ceiling with her salary for Padmavati, reported by Mumbai Mirror it has to be more than Rs 12 cores. It seems like a small step, but in fact, one giant leap for womankind.
It’s like a personal achievement for 30-year-old actress – whose pay cheque has tripled since her first film with the same director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, three years ago – and the industry itself. “For Ram-Leela she got Rs 1 crore, for Baji Rao Mastani, she got 7 crore rupees, this time it is Rs 12.62 crore, making it the first Bollywood actress to break Rs 10 crore barrier,” Mumbai Mirror quotes a source as saying.
Last year, Kangana Ranaut reported that she had received the largest salary among actresses, but the amount – Rs 11 crore – has never officially confirmed nor independent verified.