Those days are long gone when women appeared on screen just to charm the audience. GenY demands differently. The new generation wants to witness equal opportunities given to the female actors. We have many talented actresses in the Bollywood industry. They often carry out outstanding performances which bound us to appraise them. These ‘performances’ increase our appetite for further similar acting. Days are changing, long back when women were paid very little to today’s times. Some actresses are paid more than their male counterparts.
So without further ado, let’s have a look at the top 10 Highest Paid Bollywood Actresses.
1. Deepika Padukone
She is no doubt one of the most talented Bollywood actresses. She has earned her position in the industry which was predominantly patriarchal.
Deepika is said to charge around 260 million INR for each film. She even got a greater paycheck in movies like Padmaavat and Piku, than her male counterparts. Amitabh Bachhan confirmed this too in an interview.
2. Alia Bhatt
She is one of the finest products of Nepotism in Bollywood. However, it does not matter now since she has earned her position in the industry. She has proved that she can handle a variety of roles, be it a college student, a devoted lover, or a spy. She can nail it in every role. She charges around 220 million INR for each of her films. It is often that she is paid more than her male counterparts. It was such in the case of Raazi when she bagged around 100 million INR while Vicky Kaushal only got around 30-40 million INR. Now that’s a huge difference. She is even expected to earn more in her upcoming films Sadak 2, Brahmastra, and Gangubai Kathiawadi.
3. Kangana Ranaut
She is said to be the highest-paid actress of the Bollywood. It is said that she charges almost 270 million INR for each film. The paycheck is reasonable because of the versatility she offers. She makes a character come to life. She belongs to the top tier of the Bollywood. Even for the film Judgemental Hai Kya, she was paid more than her co-star. Her co-star was Rajkumar Rao who got to bag around 70-90 million INR while she went home with a far greater amount.
4. Kareena Kapoor Khan
She took a considerable gap from the show-biz when she was pregnant with baby Taimur. However, she made a huge comeback with box office hits like Good Newzz. She is currently said to charge around 200 million INR for each film she delivers.
5. Shraddha Kapoor
She is one of the young talents of Bollywood. She has delivered great performances in her recent films such as Chhichhore and Stree which has also been great hits at the box office. She charges around 230 million INR for each film she signs. It is also reported that she bagged a greater amount for these movies than her male co-actors.
6. Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Having debuted in Hollywood, she has considerably increased her market value. This played a great role to put her in the list of one of the highest-paid Bollywood actress. She ranks third in the list and is said to charge around 210 million INR for each contract she signs.
7. Anushka Sharma
She is also a quite famous and demandable actress in the Bollywood show-biz. She has a great caliber and dedication to cope with various roles. She charges around 140 million INR per movie she signs.
8. Katrina Kaif
She is the highest-paid non- Indian Bollywood actress and charges near about 180 million INR for each film. She is very beautiful as it is and her dance moves never fail to charm all of her admirers.
9. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja
Being one of the youngest Bollywood actresses she has earned a position in the list of highest-paid actresses in Bollywood. She is also one of the finest products of Nepotism and currently charges around 150 million INR for each film she signs.
10. Parineeti Chopra
We are coming to the end of the list with Parineeti Chopra at number 10. She is a national award winner which increases her market value and landed her with many film offers. As a result, she charges as per her demand in the show-biz. Parineeti Chopra charges around 120 million INR per film and is expected to increase this amount with further advancement in this industry.
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