Deepika Padukone is not just India’s top-paid actress reportedly with a Rs 12 crore pay cheque, she is among the top 10 highest-paid actresses in the world, according to the prestigious business magazine Forbes.
The actress is the only Indian on the list with earnings of $10 million. The list is headlined by Jennifer Lawrence, with total earnings of $46 million.
Let’s hope Priyanka Chopra, Quantico and Baywatch star who is reaching wider fame, adds her name to the top ten list next year.
Media has been abuzz with a rivalry between Priyanka and Deepika given the fact that both the actresses will be seen making their Hollywood debuts soon. Deepika will be seen in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel.
The 30-year-old Bajirao Mastani actress is described by Forbes as having “scored box office gold.” The magazine also mentions her Bollywood movies such as Bajirao Mastani and Piku.
While she earns less than her Hollywood counterparts for roles, Deepika “compensates with over a dozen lucrative endorsements”, which “have helped her hedge against a deep pay gap in Bollywood”.
Forbes said the Bangalore-bred Deepika, who made her Bollywood film debut in 2007 with Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Om Shanti Om, has “since starred in several films that have crossed the $150 million or 100 crore mark “a barometer for box office success in India”.
Deepika “has also become something of a style icon” launching her own label for an Indian online shopping site. – CINEWS