5 Times Bollywood Actresses Were Paid More Than The Actors!
Our film industry has cpome a long way from what it used to be. The largely male dominated industry once had just a handful of women. The actresses were also not given meaty roles, but now things look better. Not only have more women crew members have joined the industry, more women oriented films are being made too.
And with such welcome changes, the pay disparity amongst male and female actors are also being addressed. While there is no denying the fact that male stars still earn better than their female counterparts, there are also instances where the actresses were paid more than the actors for a movie.
Check out these 5 instances where Bollywood actresses were paid more than the actors for a film:
1. Madhuri was paid more than Salman for Hum Apke Hain Kaun
source - Indian Express
This was perhaps the first film where the actress was paid more than the actor, that too when he was Salman Khan. Anupam Kher made the revalation on Twitter and stated that Madhuri Dixit was paid 3 crores back in 1994, an amount that many actresses like Alia Bhatt charge today! While this created a stir, Salman Khan denied this and said that he feels that he was paid more!
2. Kareena was paid more than Saif for Kurbaan
It has become a well known fact that Kareena Kapoor Khan was paid more than Saif Ali Khan in Kurbaan. It was reported by Deccan Chronicle that the actress was given a better payment than her husband.
3. Deepika was paid more than Amitabh Bachchan for Piku
While promoting gender equality during the release of Big B's film Pink, the shahenshah of Bollywood revealed that his Piku co-star Deepika Padukone was given a higher amount than him for the film. He also added that he was happy with it and understood that she had more part to play than the actor in the film.
4. Kangana Ranaut was paid more than Imran Khan for Katti Batti
source- india today
It was reported than Kangana had charged 11 crores for the film because she is a top actress and invested a lot for the film. Imran Khan, who still has not consolidated his position in the industry, charged quite less than her co-star!
5. Deepika was paid more than Shahid and Ranveer Singh for Padmaavat
Deepika was paid 13 crores for playing the titular role while her male co-stars wer paied less than her. While Ranveer Singh will be paied 11 crores, Shahid Kapoor will be paid 10 crores!