Deepika Padukone, who is one of the highest paid actress in Bollywood, reportedly getting a whopping Rs 12 crore as remuneration for her upcoming film 'Padmavati'
'Padmavati' is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film also stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles.
According to the report, Deepika Padukone has apparently devoted an entire year for the period drama 'Padmavati', in which she is essaying the titular Rajput queen. Sources say this could possibly justify her astrnomical salary demand.
Deepika Padukone has ranked 10 in world's 10 highest paid actresses' list alongside Hollywood heavyweights Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and 'Friends' star Jennifer Aniston.
Deepika became the only Indian actress and the sole newcomer in Forbes' 2016 list of the 'World's Highest-Paid Actresses.' Deepika Padukone has been a part of recent box-offices successes like 'Bajirao Mastani' and 'Piku'.
According to a source, when Deepika was recently approached for a film featuring one of the Khans, she quoted the same sum as 'Padmavati' as her asking price.
The producers were taken aback at this, since it's a two-heroine film and the other actress, would also have a list of her own demands. But, the sources say Deepika remained adamant.
Padmavati is all set to release on November 17.
Deepika Padukone is also set to feature in the fourth installment of of the 'xXx' franchise. Deepika made her Hollywood debut opposite Vin Diesel in 'xXx: Return Of Xander Cage' that released in January this year.