Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next directorial, Padmavati is every bit as interesting as its lead cast. As is well known, this is the third time Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are teaming up for a Sanjay Leela Bhansali historical drama and joining the alleged lovebirds is none other than Shahid Kapoor, who will play the Maharana of Chittor in the period drama.
But, have you ever wondered as to what are these guys are getting paid? The amounts are sure to SHOCK you!
The source reveals, “Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor have been paid the same amount of Rs.10 crore (approx) for Bhansali’s grand historical Padmavati based on the epic love story between the Maharana of Chittor (Shahid) and his beautiful wife and the evil, despotic Sultan Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) who gets smitten by Padmavati’s beauty. Buzz is Ranveer is getting paid around Rs.13 crore (approx) for the same. Apparently, none of the three main leads know how much the other is getting and it’s all very hush-hush as the filmmaker likes to keep it that way. But as nothing in B-town remains hidden so they too have found out about their individual fees through their trade sources and close friends. Shahid has ensured that he gets as big a role as Ranveer and lots of screen time hence his fat fee was one of the reasons he signed the film.”
The source justifies such SHOCKING amounts by saying, “They have to remain in the same look till the film is complete to maintain continuity as it’s a period film and have to shoot for brands in the same get-up, thus limiting their work. YRF talent management who handles Ranveer’s work was firm he be paid that much as he would lose out on some brands and movies during his shoot and because of the dark character he plays. Ranveer took months to get into the skin of Khilji and there was no way he could play any other roles at the time he prepped and shot for it.”
Whoa! Surely these guys are taking some big fat cheques home!
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