Deepika says that she deserves to be the highest paid actress in Bollywood

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We know Bollywood as the most sexist and nepotistic industry. But then, this week a very unusual news popped up in the media and for the first time, a female lead actress was paid more than her male co-stars in a multi-starrer film. Yeah, we are talking about ‘Padmaavat’ wherein Deepika charged more fees for her role than Ranveer and Shahid.

And so in a media interaction with the actress, when she was quizzed on pay disparity and being the highest paid actress in Bollywood, this is what Deepika said:

See the pay is one thing. The understanding is that I am being paid more than some of my male colleagues, but I have never viewed it like that. I have never viewed it as wanting to get paid for more than someone else. I think that is just been the by product of wanting to be getting paid as want I deserve to be getting paid.

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She further added,

Based on my awareness on films and budgets, a lot factors come into play. So I think wanting to fight for what I thought was right for myself, I think this is sort of a by product of that. The budget that was approved for this film, ‘Padmaavat’ being the most expensive film with a female protagonist is what I consider to be an achievement.

Now, we cannot agree more to the said words of Deepika Padukone. As she is right and making quite a relevant point. (Also Read:Padmaavat: Deepika Padukone DENIES reading Swara Bhasker’s open letter)

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