Priyanka Chopra is being paid a whopping amount for ‘Bharat’- details inside
Gender discrimination is prevalent worldwide and Bollywood is no different. Talks about an actress not being paid at par with an actor have been going for a long time. Till date, there is no equality and we don’t see it happening anytime in the near future. But the fact that the actresses are getting paid more than the past is a good sign. Recently, Deepika Padukone topped the list of highest paid actresses in Bollywood. DP charged a whopping amount of 12cr and was granted the same for her film ‘Padmaavat’.
If the latest reports are to be believed, Priyanka Chopra is also getting paid the same amount for her Bollywood comeback film, ‘Bharat’. A source close to Mi-Day said that Priyanka’s team had initially demanded Rs 14 crore as her remuneration fee. Later, taking into consideration the current industry standards, the deal was locked at Rs 12 crore. Meaning, now PeeCee stands at par with Deepika in terms of highest paid actresses. (Also Read:In Pics: Lovebirds Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas on a dinner date)
In a recent interview with an International magazine, the actress spoke about pay disparity. She said, “I feel it every year, especially when you’re doing movies with really big actors, whether it’s in India or America. If an actor is getting 100 bucks, the conversation will start with max, like, 8 bucks. The gap is that staggering. In America, we don’t talk about it as brashly, whereas in India the issue is not skirted around. I’ve been told straight up if it’s a female role in a movie with big, male actors attached, your worth is not really considered as much. It happens in both countries, it’s just that here, it’s hidden behind other things. In America, everyone is so worried about being liable that they don’t want to say anything wrong, but they end up doing it anyway.”
Talking about her comeback film ‘Bharat’, it is slated to release on Eid, 2019.
Ranbir Kapoor: I suffer from anxiety issues after finishing a film
Mental illness is still not considered as a sickness and people shy away from discussion about it. No, when you suffer from some mental disease you are crazy or mad, it is as normal as a physical sickness. Our society is easily influenced by famous personalities and sometimes people also follow them blindly. So when Bollywood actors come in the open and talk about suffering from depression or any other mental illness, people become aware about it and somewhere start considering it as a serious problem.
Recently, Ranbir Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of ‘Sanju’ has confessed that he is suffering from anxiety issues. Ranbir has been busy with the promotion of his upcoming film which is a biopic on Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt. He has been giving multiple interviews and has shared some fantastic stories about his life, personal and professional. (Also Read: Deepika’s message on depression post Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade’s suicides is a must read)
In one such interview with film critic Anupama Chopra before the release of ‘Sanju’, Ranbir shared about what he goes through before and after the release of the film. He said, “I suffer from anxiety issues after finishing a film and before the film hits theatres. It has happened with every one of my films.”
This is an important point to note for all those people who thought that the film industry is all about glam and fame. The harsh reality is, there is stress and pressure even here and the biggest of stars suffer from mental illness. In the past, Deepika Padukone, Ileana D’Cruz have also openly spoken about battling depression, and we are glad they did.
Ranbir’s upcoming film, ‘Sanju’ also stars Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Jim Sarbh, Karishma Tanna, Boman Irani and others. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani the film will release on June 29.
Dhanush's birthday wish for son Linga is the cutest thing you will read today
‘raanjhanaa‘ actor Dhanush who is married to megastar Rajinikanth‘s daughter Aishwarya, is blessed with two sons Yatra and Linga. Today, on the occasion of his younger son Linga’s birthday, Dhanush took to Twitter and shared a very heartwarming message for him.
Thanking everyone for wishing his son Linga, the actor wrote, “Sincere thanks to everybody for wishing Linga. He is lucky to have all your blessings. Happy birthday
#linga .. god bless you. YES .. reach for the stars”
In the picture that the actor shared, he is seen holding Linga in his arms while the cute little boy looks extremely happy. (Also Read:Bollywood stars and their business ventures you didn’t know about)
You can check Dhanush’s post below:
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) June 21, 2018
Now isn’t that the cutest wish a father could have wished for his son? We wish Linga a very Happy Birthday.
On the professional front, Dhanush is gearing up for two Tamil films. One is gangster drama ‘Vada Chennai’ and the other is ‘Maari 2’ which is scheduled to release by the year-end.
Dhanush had made his Bollywood debut with Aanand L Rai’s ‘Raanjhanaa’ opposite Sonam Kapoor and was last seen in R Balki’s satirical drama ‘Shamitabh‘ alongside Amitabh Bachchan. We wonder when the actor will be seen in a Hindi film again.