Sanjay Leela Bhansali has said reports that actress Deepika Padukone is paid Rs 11 crore to play Padmavati are completely false.
According to reports, Deepika, the highest paid actress in Bollywood, was also placed in the 10th slot of the highest paid actresses in the world in the list compiled by prestigious business magazine Forbes. She is reported to have hiked her fees after back-to-back hits films in Bollywood.
“The reports surrounding the star cast remuneration for ‘Padmavati’ are completely false. The rumours are baseless and are being blown out of proportion,” the spokesperson for Bhansali said .
To be directed by Bhansali, Padmavati also stars Ranveer Singh. Deepika and Bhansali have come together for the third time after the success of “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani.
Yesterday reports said that the cast of the film has been finalized according to the production team.Actor Shahi Kapoor is said to have forwarded two conditions before signing on the dotted line.
One is a few months off to look after his new-born baby and the second is the condition that he needs equal screen time with Ranveer. It is said that the director is tweaking the script to accommodate Shahid request.
Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh is keeping mum on his casting in Padmavati but the film’s costume designer has let out that the actor is indeed on board for the period drama. There have been numerous media reports about Ranveer’s casting in the film, with some suggesting he is again teaming up with Bhansali, while others claiming the actor had a fallout with the director and opted out of the project.
It, however, seems that the speculation can be put to rest now as costume designer Ajay Kumar, who has begun the work on Padmavati, posted on Instagram that both Ranveer and actress Deepika Padukone are part of the movie. – CINEWS