A spokesperson for Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali said that reports about Rs 12 crore pay cheque for Deepika Padukone are ‘false.’
“The reports surrounding the stars’s remuneration for Padmavati are completely false. The rumours are baseless and are being blown out of proportion,” he said.
Earlier this month, a report in a paper quoted a source as saying: “For Ram-Leela she got Rs 1 crore, for Bajirao Mastani, which came two years later, it was Rs 7 crore, this time it is Rs 12.62 crore, making her the first Bollywood actress to break the Rs 10 crore barrier.”
The story was based on a person who allegedly saw the mail being exchanged between the actress and the producing company mentioning Rs 12 crore pay.
Bhansali’s rep does not divulge how much the actress is getting paid.
Since she has become one of the highest paid actresses in the world obviously the star has to jack up her fee.
Even if she surpass the Rs. 10 crore mark she will still be paid far less than her male colleagues.
We believe the gender gap in show-biz is here to stay. – CINEWS