Bollywood and cinema today has come a long way. We no more have our stars especially actresses romancing a tree while remembering their lover. The female characters today are more real, stronger and all the way more ‘us’ and this I say being a woman myself. It’s no more a bad thing here if an actress comes out and talks about pay disparity. Instead, they believe in being the ultimate king of their story, no more just a queen. With all that hard work that comes into play, we aren’t even surprised to know if they’re showered with some solid moolah. We strongly believe that female actors should be paid as much as their male counterparts. Thankfully, ones are changing and women are demanding a bigger pie.
1. Deepika Padukone
We are hoping that you aren’t surprised to read her name topping our list. With films like Padmaavat (2018), Bajirao Mastani (2015), Piku (2015), Happy New Year (2014), Goliyon Ki Rasleela — Ramleela (2014) and others to her list, Deepika proved herself as one of the finest Bollywood actresses today. She charges approximately Rs 14 crore per film.
2. Priyanka Chopra
Like duh, obviously! Priyanka is not just a superstar back home but a global sensation too. Her Hollywood game is on point just like Deepika Padukone who followed her path. PC has been an inspiration for millions of women out there. Other than her film career, Priyanka is fully involved in various social causes, be it girl child education or telling every female out there to break the glass ceiling. With this and so much more to her credibility, Priyanka recently increased her fee by charging Rs 13 crore for Salman Khan’s Bharat.
3. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Having been a part of the industry for 18 years now, Kareena sure has given us some brilliant roles to remember. Be it Chameli, Jab We Met, Omkara, Ki & Ka or her last release – Veere Di Wedding, Kareena continues to be one of the most popular stars here. The actress has her sleeves up with a fee of around Rs 11 crore.
4. Kangana Ranaut
You can easily call her the ultimate success story of Bollywood and we would totally nod with you. The gorgeous star has carved a successful path for her over the years and earns Rs 10 crore per film approximately.
5. Katrina Kaif
Undoubtedly, one of the hottest actors we have in the business, Katrina is in the spot tied with Kangana. The beauty averages around 9-10 crore per movie.
6. Anushka Sharma
Anushka started her career exactly 10 years back in 2008 with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi opposite every actor’s dream co-star, king Shah Rukh Khan. Since then, Anushka has come a long way and become Bollywood’s very own sweetheart. She stands out as a strong competition to her fellow stars and makes around Rs. 10 crore per film.