Deepika Padukone featuring in Prabhas’s 21st film, a sci-fi drama, grabbed the front page in all media outlets globally. Until now, media has been speculating her presence in the film for the past one month, the official announcement from the makers gave widespread publicity to the film and fulfilled several fans’ wishes to witness their on-screen chemistry for the first time. The drama will be released in hindi, tamil and malayalam languages as well.
As soon as the makers confirmed the news, everyone, now, passed their attention towards her remuneration for the film..
As per reports, Deepika Padukone charges Rs 15 crore in Bollywood for her films. For Bhansali’s Padmaavat, she charged Rs 12 crore, which was a success at the box office. Post that, she increased her remuneration to Rs 15 crore for ‘Chhapaak’ which was a dud at the box-office. But, speculations are rife, that Deepika is charging Rs 30 crore for this much hyped sci-fi drama.
At such times of uncertainties, when producers are asking the stars to slash the remunerations by 30 to 50 percent due to economic crisis and the corona crisis, it seems really insane to double the price for a producer.
The Rs 30 crore remuneration seems to be merely a publicity stunt.