Deepika Padukone hikes her fee for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati

The Bajirao Mastani actress has reunited with Bhansali for his next period drama, but something has changed in their collaboration this time around…

Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have come together a third time for Padmavati after Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani. If buzz is to be believed then Priyanka Chopra was in the running for this role, however Deepika managed to bag it. And that’s not all a source revealed to BollywoodLife that the actress is also taking home a fatter pay cheque. “Deepika has hiked her fee for Padmavati,” said our source.

Ms Padukone was busy filming for her debut Hollywood project, xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage in the west and hence had no Bollywood movie in her kitty. It was also said that Deepika was considered for Kabir Khan’s next film with Salman Khan, Tubelight.

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For those of you who do not know the actress is touted as one of the highest paid Bollywood heroines. Recently there was debate about who amongst Deepika, Priyanka and Kangana Ranaut was the highest paid actress. The Queen heroine’s team claimed that she was drawing over Rs 11 crores, but there was furor in the media when news of Ms Ranaut charging a little over three crores per project leaked. The scenario turned a battle ground with everyone comparing Deepika and Kangana’s track record.

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With Deepika upping her fee sum, we bet there will be more debate and discussion around which actress in Bollywood is the highest paid today.

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