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Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt & Other Actresses Who Charged More Than The Hero; THIS Actress Charged More Than Salman Khan

Jiya Chulet

January 13, 2021

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Although it is claimed that Bollywood is a male-dominated industry, these handful of actresses have proved that they deserve to bag the check of an amount higher than the hero of the film. Scroll down to take a look.

It won’t be wrong to say that pay disparity has been a major issue in almost all the sectors and especially so in the film industry, Bollywood. Though in the recent past have raised their voice against it, this gender pay gap continued in the industry. But as per a quote, which says, “When you learn how much you’re worth you’ll stop giving people discount”, it seems like a handful of Bollywood actresses have understood it quite well. What will be your reaction, if we say that once an actress charged more than Bhaijaan of the showbiz, Salman Khan? Today, we would like to give you a handful of names of actresses, who charged more than the hero of their film.

As per Deepika Padukone‘s opinion about pay disparity, it is quite clear that she knows what she brings to the table and that’s why she is not afraid to ask more for her work. Interestingly, it is reported that she charged more fees than Ranveer Singh and Amitabh Bachchan in films Padmaavat and Piku, respectively. In a media interaction, Amitabh Bachchan too confirmed this.

The next actor in this list is our own Dhak Dhak girl Madhuri Dixit. It might raise your brows, but we would like to tell you that Madhuri charged more than Salman Khan for the film Hum Aapke Hain Koun, directed by Sooraj Barjatya. Reportedly, Madhuri charged 3 corers for the film.

Kareena Kapoor Khan is business savvy and her film choices are proof of it. Looking at her last releases such as Veere Di Wedding and Ki & Ka, among many others, the actor was paid more than her co-stars. In fact, for her project Kurabaan, she charged more fees than her husband Saif Ali Khan.

How can we forget Alia Bhatt to name in this list? For her film Raazi, she charged ₹10 crores while the hero of the film, Vicky Kaushal was paid only ₹3 crores. Meanwhile, Kangana Ranaut has also grabbed a spot in this list, as she has bagged the highest amount check for her films, such as Judgemental Hai Kya, Katti Batti and Manikarnika, among many others. On the other hand, our Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra too charged more than the hero in the film Mary Kom. Actor Preity Zinta and Shraddha Kapoor have also earned more than the hero of their film for a few projects.

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