By Subhash K Jha, Jul 22, 2020 – 11:51 hrs IST
Recently, Vyjayanthi Movies announced that South Superstar Prabhas and Bollywood’s number one actress Deepika Padukone will be seen together for the first time in their upcoming film. Produced by C Ashwini Dutt, co-produced by Swapna and Priyanka Dutt, the film will be directed by Nag Ashwin. It was not easy for the makers to cast Deepika Padukone opposite Prabhas in this science-fiction based film. An informed source said that Deepika didn’t really want to be a part of the film, but the makers wanted to cast her in their film at any cost.
Deepika Padukone could not say no to the makers
Despite Deepika’s refusal, the makers of the Prabhas starrer offered her a hefty amount to cast in their film, which she could not say no to. “Actually, these days Deepika is demanding the fees that the actor of the film is getting. Whatever is true, they feel that both the actress and the actor are treated equally in their profession.” An informed source told.
Although, she is not being paid equal to Prabhas, but her fee is such that no actress has received such a huge amount before in the history of Indian cinema. If sources are to be believed, Prabhas will get around Rs 50 crore for this film while Deepika will get Rs 20 crore.
Interestingly, initially the female character of this Prabhas starrer was not that strong. But now that Deepika has been associated with this film, now that role is being modified according to Deepika’s aura.