6 Times Bollywood Starlets Got Paid More Than Their Male Co-Stars

Aesha |Dec 17, 2019

These leading Bollywood starlets have broken stereotypes like never before as they got paid more than their male co-stars. Check out the list here.

Deepika Padukone is going to be back soon with her latest release Chhapaak whose trailer has been out lately. The actress debuted in B-town alongside superstar Shah Rukh Khan and has come a long way to become one of the top actresses in the industry. With her credit for almost every film and project she takes part in, she has out of no doubt become the highest-paid female actor of Bollywood.



As the gender parity topics regarding payment in the town often have never been off the table, Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor have recently delivered strong comments on it in Leadership Summit 2019 of Hindustan Times. On being asked about pay difference between actresses and actors, Kareena expressed that she wants “to be paid as much as Akshay Kumar".

Akshay Kareena

Today, let’s check out the movies that broke the stereotype as the Bollywood starlets got paid more than actors.


Deepika Cosmo Bollywood Starlets
Source: Cosmopolitan

For this movie, Deepika Padukone was reportedly paid a staggering amount of 13 crores while her husband Ranveer Singh got paid with 11 crores. Besides, Shahid Kapoor earned 10 crores.


Manikarnika Bollywood Starlets

Actress Kangana Ranaut allegedly received 11 crores, nearly three times more comparing to Richard Keep who was paid 4 crores and seven times comparing to Sonu Sood who got 1.5 crores.



Acting along with Big B Amitabh Bachchan is indeed a dream but Deepika Padukone herself broke the spell as in Piku, she got paid more than the seasoned actor and also the globally famous actor Irrfan Khan.



In Kurbaan, reports said Kareena Kapoor was paid more than Saif Ali Khan, her husband, also her co-star in the movie.



Rangoon stars Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor. Among the three popular actors, Kangana got paid the highest comparing to the remaining two.

Hum Apke Hain Kaun

Hum Apke Hain Kaun

Madhuri Dixit received a greater sum than Salman Khan at the time because she was one of the most famous and successful Bollywood actresses.


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