Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone are among the top B-town actresses we have at the moment. However, Bollywood’s bold and beautiful starlet Kangana Ranaut has replaced Deepika Padukone in the Hindi film industry as the highest paid female actor. She charged a staggering amount for ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’. With a whopping salary of Rs 14 crores, Kangana has overtaken Deepika as the undisputable queen of the box office.
According to various source, Kangana charged a hefty 14 crores for the character Rani Laxmibai when she was casted in the biopic ‘Manikarnika’. The film is slated to release in January 2019. This movie is granting her entry to highest paid actress list. This is more than double for what she was paid normally. It was said that she earned Rs 5-6 crore.
The ever-widening pay disparity in Bollywood has always been a subject of much debate. It is well-known that leading female actors earn much less than their male actors. But this notorious gender wage gap where male protagonists get paid almost double the amount as their female counterparts was broken by Deepika Padukone when she was remunerated more than Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in movie ‘Padmaavat’.
There are rumours that Kangana might also be chosen by Homi Adajania for his next project. The director had previously worked with Deepika in ‘Cocktail’ and ‘Finding Fanny’.
—Source: Indian Express