Gone are the days, when the role of the female lead is confined to only dancing around the tree only. Now they are proving their worth in meatier rolls taking up the whole weightage of the movie in their own shoulders. They are ruling not only the hearts but also the box office too. So, it is the time for them to demand the fair amount of share for their dedication towards the industry. Know here the top 10 highest paid actresses of Hindi Film Industry.
The reigning queen of Box Office, Ms Padukone has created history by charging more than her male counterparts for the movie Padmavaat. After the successes of Piku, Bajirao Mastani and Padmavaat in a row; she deserved to be the highest paid Bollywood actress in the league. This southern beauty was launched in 2007 in Om Shanti Om and in just 10 years she is reaching the sky-high with talents. She had made her Hollywood debut in XXX: Return of Xander Cage.
You can love her or hate her, but cannot ignore her. This self-made Queen of Bollywood is considered as one of ‘the best actress of the current generation.’ She has already some blockbusters movies like Queen, Tanu Weds Manu and Tanu Weds Manu Returns in her kitty. Currently, she is shooting for Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi for which she is charging 11 Crore (as per the source) making her the second highest paid actress of Bollywood.
Kareena Kapoor Khan:
The Begum of Nawab Saif Ali Khan is reigning Bollywood for last 15 years. She ranked third on this list for her multi-facet talents. She was last seen in Udta Punjab in 2016 and currently working on Veere Di Wedding along with Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Sumeet Vyas. Though she took a break for the birth of her son Taimur, she never misses staying in the limelight.
The Indian star has already spread her wings in the International arena of films. She is charging 8-9 Crore for her Bollywood ventures only. She made to the list of Forbes’ 10 Highest Paid Television Actress with $10 Million earning for her series Quantico. She is the first Indian to find a place in the Forbes list.
The natural choice of any producer and director for any women-centric movie is Vidya Balan. She carried out the pivotal roles in the movies like Tumhari Sullu, Kahaani, Dirty Picture, Begum Jaan with ease. She is charging around 6-7 crores per movie.
Katrina is considered as the hottest property of Bollywood. Though her last few movies like Jagga Jasoos, Baar Baar Dekho, Fitoor, Phantom, Bang Bang did not do good at the box office, she made a perfect comeback in the role of Zoya in Tiger Zinda Hain. Her relatively low salary allows more directors to work with her. Currently, she is working Thugs of Hinostan and Zero with Amir Khan and Salman Khan respectively.
Experimenting with different types of characters, Anushka Sharma makes her own way to the list of the highest paid actress of Bollywood. After delivering hits like Ae Dil Hain Mushkil, Sultan, Jab Harry Meet Sejal; she is working on her home production supernatural thriller Pari. Her remuneration is around 5 crore per movie.
The most promising star in the new brigade, Alia Bhatt has already proven her mettle in acting. Portraying different types of characters like high-class snob Sanaya in Students of the Year to confused youngster Kaira, she has entered the club easily. Her movie Badrinath Ki Dulhania was the highest grosser of 2017. She is charging around 4-5 crore per movie.
This style diva is impressing everybody with her screen presence in the movies like Padman, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Bhag Milkha Bhag, and Raanjhanaa. She has proved her acting gene in Neerja by carrying the movie on her own shoulder. Currently, she is working on Veere Di Weeding, Sanju and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha to Aisa Laga. She makes 4 crores per movie.
The new bubbly girl in town is already impressed the fanbase of Hindi movie not only with her talents in acting but also in singing. Her last movie Golmaal Again was a box office success. Currently, she is working Sandeep Aur Pinky Farrar and Kesari while Namastey England will go floor soon. Her remuneration is 3 crores per film right now.