Mumbai: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is currently in news for her relationship with Nick Jonas that is making headlines almost daily. Professionally, she doesn’t have anything on her plate as of now, except for Bharat, which she will soon return to India and start work on. In this Ali Abbas Zafar directorial, Priyanka will be seen starring opposite Salman Khan, a jodi we haven’t seen on screen since Salaam Namastey almost 10 years ago. Well, we all know that Priyanka is one of the highest paid actors in Bollywood. Well as per a report in Mid-Day, her team she is being paid Rs 12 crore for Bharat, which is at par with what Deepika Padukone drew for Padmaavat.
In Bollywood today, Deepika is the highest paid female actor and had even admitted that she was paid more than her male counterparts in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat. Now, with latest reports suggesting that Priyanka is drawing the same remuneration, it seems that the Quantico actress is joining DP as the highest paid actress in Bollywood. Both Deepika and Priyanka has spoken very openly about pay parity being the need of the hour.
During an interview with BBC, Priyanka had once said that she doesn’t appreciate being paid, “less than boys” and had also revealed that she was once offered 5 per cent of what was being paid to her male co-star. Meanwhile, Bharat is expected to release on Eid 2019 and will go on floors in August. It is said to be a remake of the South Korean film, “Ode to my Father” and will be based on partition. It will reportedly be shot in Punjab, New Delhi, Mumbai and Abu Dhabi.