It is the second consecutive year that Priyanks is on the list of highest paid TV actors in the world today according to Forbes. She is also featured as the The Most Powerful Women.
She also has a few superlatives such as she is ranked in the top 10 highest paid actors.This ranking is primarily dominated by Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan.
Priyanka on the list was Deepika Padukone, who took the sixth spot, after which she headlined the cast of “Padmaavat“, for which she reportedly charged Rs 13 crore. . Now, it is reported that Priyanka demanded Rs. 14 crore for Bharat, her next Bollywood film. According to a report mid-dayPriyanka’s team quoted a sum of Rs. 14 crore for Bharat, which was then reportedly settled at Rs. 12 crore. Priyanka co-stars with Salman Khan in Bharat.
“Priyanka’s team had quoted Rs. 14 crore given her current market rate, but, abiding by industry standards, she was given Rs. 12 crore,” stated the mid-day report.
While reports of Priyanka’s speculated fee may feature in headlines, it must be noted that female stars are still paid noticeably less than their male counterparts, something which Bollywood has been debating over for a while now. Apart from screen space, Priyanka and Salman (who has delivered Rs. 300 crore films) also share space on Forbes’ list of Top 100 Indian Celebrities. This year’s list is yet to be released but as per last year’s survey by Forbes, Salman’s yearly earnings were at Rs. 232.83 crores – he was on the top spot while Priyanka was at #7. Even just six positions apart, Priyanka’s earnings were valued at Rs. 68 crore – which is a stark contrast compared to Salman’s evaluation.
Priyanka may not have made an appearance in Bollywood in two years but needless to say that the actress has become one of the most sought-after stars in the industry. Hence, we won’t be surprised if Priyanka actually demanded Rs. 14 crores for Bharat. Last year, Deepika admitted that she was paid more than Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh for “Padmaavat” without revealing the actual fee.
Last year, Deepika dropped from the 6th spot on Forbes List of 100 Celebrities to the 11th position. Deepika’s yearly earnings were estimated to be Rs. 59.45 crore, after which, at the Met Gala this year, she said: “For years, we’ve been made to feel we should be okay with settling for less, with sometimes a promise of getting something more later on. But I think you should get what you think you deserve. It’s okay to fight for it, and it’s okay to feel uncomfortable initially, because that’s just the way we’ve been made to feel for so long.”