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Deepika Padukone feels 'guilty' for being India's highest paid actress

By Bombay Talkies 10 10, 2019 | 02:23 PM
The Chaappak actress opens up about being the highest paid actress of Bollywood.

Actress Deepika Padukone has steadily climbed the success ladder, ever since her Bollywood debut in the year 2008, with Shah Rukh Khan starrer Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om. The Paadmavat actress currently has eight blockbusters to her credit, which crossed the benchmark of 100-crores, and thereby emerged as the highest paid actress of Bollywood. 

In her recent interview with Harper's Bazaar, the 33-year-old actress opened up about her experience as a global influencer. She said, "It's not in my DNA to talk about where I live and how much money I earn. But I'm also conflicted. Because I understand that today it is necessary to have these conversations." The Piku actress further added, "So how does it feel? A part of me feels guilty, because I think it's important to put the film before any of this. I've become a producer now, so I understand this slightly better - I think it's time the men thought about not taking so much money up front and burdening the film. On the other hand, there are people who deliver those numbers at the box office. I'm going to have various conversations about this because I don't think there's one solution. It's tricky."

Deepika Padukone had last appeared in Padmaavat (2018) sharing screen with her husband, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. The actress has recently stepped into the producer’s shoes, with her upcoming film Chhapaak, directed by Meghna Gulzar, which also features Vikrant Massey. The film revolves on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, and is slated to release on January 10, 2020.