Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s period drama, Padmavati boasts of an A-list star cast consisting of Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. Ever since the beginning, there were rumours that the film is suffering due to the main casting, with both heroes asking for ample screen space to avoid getting over-shadowed. Apart from that, the film went through other set of troubles and the sets were also vandalised due to its controversial subject.
Since all the 3 leads in the film are superstars in their own right, it comes as no surprise that they are being paid a hefty amount for it. According to a report in Pinkvilla, Shahid and Deepika are being paid 10 Crores each, whereas Ranveer is taking home approximately 13 Crores.
The report also said that the actors have been paid such high numbers because Padmavati is an elaborate period film, and the director has taken a good number of dates from each one of them. Moreover, this also means that they have to maintain the same look till the film ends for the sake of continuity. A source told Pinkvilla:
They (Ranveer, Deepika, Shahid) have to remain in the same look till the film is complete to maintain continuity as it’s a period film and have to shoot for brands in the same get-up, thus limiting their work. YRF talent management who handles Ranveer’s work was firm he be paid that much as he would lose out on some brands and movies during his shoot and because of the dark character he plays. Ranveer took months to get into the skin of Khilji and there was no way he could play any other roles at the time he prepped and shot for it.
The total fees paid to the star cast adds up to 33 Crores. That’s… a lot of money!