Even if you're the top actress in Bollywood, you still can't earn as much as a regular actor. From among the actors, Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan are getting paid as much as 50 crores for their films while Deepika Padukone, who happens to be the highest paid actress is still earning only 15 crores despite having 3 consecutive successes in the year.
But that's Bollywood for you. Actresses like Vidya Balan and Katrina Kaif have raised their concerns and spoken against it, but even though Bollywood has come a far way in the years, the pay rates are still gravely low for the actresses.
But, here are the top paid actresses in Bollywood currently.
Akshay Kumar gets nearly 45 crores for every movie, whereas SRK gets paid 40 crores. Considering this rate, the women in the industry aren't even getting one-third as much as the actors are.
With banging movies like Bajirao Mastani, Tamasha and Piku, Deepika is definitely on top of the list. This 30-year-old has something to smile about when she receives her pay check after every movie. She's proved time and again that she's a versatile actress and she can look smokin' in every role.
Her powerhouse performances in 'Tanu Weds Manu 2' and 'Queen' gave us major feels for her roles. She has not only proved that she deserves her position in Bollywood, but she can be one of the top actresses here as well.
She happens to be the senior most actress, but still on number 3 in this list. She's given great hits so far in this year including Ki and Ka. Her upcoming movie, Udta Punjab is also a very waited for the movie and we've got big hopes from this lovely actress.
Considering her mashup between Hollywood and Bollywood, PC is doing very well so far in the Bollywood ranks. She has been managing her career in both places pretty good.
The producers love Vidya for her bold performances and elegance in movies. She charges nearly 6-7 crores for every film and considering her movies like The Dirty Picture, she definitely deserves more.
She charges a reasonable rate and that's the reason why producers love her. Although, her Hindi might not be on point, but her dancing, acting abilities and glam attitude is simply amazing!
She has proved to the industry that she's a fabulous and dependable actress. With her recent gig in NH10, she has managed to woo the audiences as well as producers.
She may not have a big fan following, but she's a favorite among producers and co-actors.
In all her recent gigs from Aashiqui 2, Ek Villain, Haider and ABCD 2, she's proved that she can carry out various roles at once and manages to be versatile. Her upcoming movie Rock On 2 is also going to charm your socks off!
In her 3rd year of her career, she's already proved she can be a bankable actress. She may be a girl-next-door type off screen, but she's a great performer on screen.