One of the most versatile actresses and the heartthrob of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone has officially become the most expensive actress of Indian cinema. Deepika Padukone has been Bollywood’s favourite actress for many years now. Deepika Padukone is also known to earn big bucks from every movie that she makes. She even made her Hollywood debut opposite action superstar Vin Diesel. Recently, she was in the news for joining the cast of south star Prabhas’ new movie Prabhas 21.
This will be Deepika Padukone’s first Telugu movie and what makes her debut even bigger is that Deepika Padukone will be earning a whopping 20 crores for the movie. Lead actor Prabhas reportedly will be earning 50 crores for the movie. Deepika Padukone recently vocal about the gender wage gap and has demanded equal pay for both men and women.
Nag Ashwin who is the director of the movie offered the lead actress role in the movie for Deepika Padukone. She will be playing the part of a dancer in the movie. Deepika was very much impressed with the story and agreed to play the lead role. Even though there haven’t been many details about the movie, director Nag Ashwin has teased that movie will be a Sci-fi thriller.
On the other hand, Prabhas has become a Pan-India star after Bahubali became a blockbuster. Prabhas has starred in only 3 movies in the last 5 years and all the 3 movies had Pan-India release in different languages and all were a blockbuster hit. Prabhas has now become the highest-paid actor in the south and charges at least 20 crores for each movie. For Prabhas 21, it is reported that he will be earning a whopping amount of 50 crores.
Nag Ashwin wanted to start the movie direction by July of this year but had to cancel the plans due to ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Now, he plans to start the movie production by the end of the year and is looking forward to it. The news about the movie was released on Prabhas’ birthday. The movie is expected to have a lot of visual effects and fans are hoping that it will be Prabhas’ biggest movie.