The young, glamorous Deepika Padukone is the leader of Bollywood these days, in fact, Amitabh Bachchan said this in his recent interview with BollywoodLife.com revealed that, Deepika Padukone was paid more by Shoojit Sircar‘s for Piku.
Big B revealed that her tagged price for acting in the movie were more than him which showed how important the young star is these days and he has lost the importance as well. The true story in past many years was that female actors get less pay as comparatively with male actors in for the same screen. But now the time has changed, the scenario of Bollywood is quite moderate with young upcoming talents.
This is high time for Deepika Padukone as when she is at rank ten among highest paid actor in the whole world, this comment by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan is hot and smoking bash.
Mr. Bachchan, who won the Best Actor National Award for Piku, told BollywoodLife: “In Piku, Deepika Padukone was paid more than me. That says two things – one that she is obviously more important than me and two I have lost my price scale because I have been working for so long and maybe I am not that important now to get that kind of money.”
Piku director corroborated this with a nod and added: “But what’s the harm? If the woman’s character is that then it’s okay. For example, everybody asked me if Piku is a woman-centric film. I said, ‘Why? Because a woman has a stronger character, that’s why it’s a woman-centric film?’ There are many films with only heroes but that is not a man-centric film. So don’t see a film like that. Because there is a woman’s picture on the poster, it’s a woman-centric film? It’s a cinema, it’s a film, it’s a story. Maybe, she is the hero of the film and that’s how you should see it.”
These days Deepika is also busy with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati and
her first Hollywood film xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, co-starring Vin Diesel, releases next year in January.