Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut – Who is the highest paid actress in Bollywood?
Over the past few years, the portrayal of women in Bollywood has undergone a series of changes. Not only the women characters been given more importance, but the actresses are also being paid heftier pay checks. With the industry shifting its focus from superstar oriented films to better content, women centric films have been on the rise. With that Bollywood actresses have not only got meatier roles, but they received a much better recognition. Their popularity has increased and with each actress giving hits after hits, they can now demand a larger amount of money for a film. In fact some actresses even change more than their male counterparts in several films! Ain’t that cool? So we decided to compile a list of highest paid actress and find out who is the numro uno amongst the leading ladies.
Deepika Padukone: Rs 12-14 Crore
After making her debut in 2007 with Om Shanti Om, Deepika has acted in 23 films. Most of the films have been hits, and with back to back box office winners like Piku, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat, DP now commands a fee of Rs 12-14 crore per film.
Kangana Ranaut: Rs 12-14 Crore
Kangana Ranaut might have seen several ups and downs in her career boasting of 26 films, however she has delivered several hits by herself. She has carried off films like Queen, Tanu Weds Manu and Tanu Weds Manu Returns on her own and raked in huge amounts of money at the box office. Her popularity is also growing and with that, the actress started getting Rs 12-14 Crore per film.
Priyanka Chopra : Rs 10-12 Crore
Priyanka Chopra is a superstar, who has global appeal. Not only has she ruled the hearts of Indians over the past decade and a half, but she has also achieved a lot across the globe, courtesy her Tv series- Quantico. PeeCee was the queen of Bollywood after delivering back to back hits like Krrish 3, Gunday, Mary Kom, Dil Dhadakne Do and Bajirao Mastani. However, since then, she has been missing from the action in Bollywood with her hollywood career taking the forefront. But with her global popularity on the rise and with Indians eagerly awaiting to see PeeCee on the silver screen again, the actress still commands a fees of Rs 10-12 crore per film.
Kareena Kapoor Khan: Rs 9-10 Crore
Bebo is not only the finest actresses of Bollywood, but one of the most popular ones of the current lot. However, with the actress doing limited work over the past few years and her roles being limited in films like Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Udta Punjab, the actress is being able to charge only Rs 9-10 crore per film.
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