Is Deepika Padukone charging Rs 14 crore salary for Ranveer Singh's 83?
After doing three films with husband Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone will be seen as the reel-wife of the Padmaavat actor in Kabir Khan's 83. The actress is playing Kapil Dev's wife Romi Bhatia in the film, which sees Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev.
Deepika Padukone, who has played the lead role in films like Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Piku, Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat and is also the protagonist in the upcoming Chhapaak, will be playing a supporting role in 83. And this has left people wondering why the actress has agreed to play the role. Rumour has it that she has taken up the role majorly because of Ranveer as well as the money she is getting.
A source close to the producers of 83 told Deccan Chronicle, "She was in two minds, not certain if she wanted to play a non-central character." Then what made her do the film? "Mostly Ranveer, and perhaps the zeros on the cheque?" said the source.
According to media reports, Deepika Padukone is being paid Rs 14 crore for 83.
Yesterday, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone took to social media to announce that the actress will be joining the cast of 83 to play the role of Kapil Dev's wife. Sharing a picture of himself with the director of the film Kabir Khan and Deepika Padukone, Ranveer in his post wrote, "*drum roll* All smiles as All-star @deepikapadukone joins the #83squad !!!"
In another post, the Gully Boy actor wrote, "Who better to play My Wifey than My Wifey?! @deepikapadukone plays Romi Dev in @83thefilm !!! Genius casting courtesy @kabirkhankk."
In yet another post, Ranveer wrote, "Good times in Glasgow! #83squad @83thefilm @deepikapadukone @kabirkhankk."
Deepika Padukone also shared the pictures on her social media handles and wrote, "& on to the next...Thank You @kabirkhankk for this incredible honour...! #RomiDev #Day1 @83thefilm @ranveersingh."
Later, Ranveer Singh shared a funny boomerang video in which Deepika is seen playfully hitting him with a bat. The actor captioned it, "Story of my Life Real & Reel! "
Talking about collaborating with husband Ranveer in 83, Deepika Padukone told Times of India, "The personal equation doesn't spill over into the workspace. I can't think of anyone else who could do justice to the role of Kapil Dev, but if there was someone else playing him in the film, and not Ranveer, I would still do my part. This isn't coming from a personal equation, but from my passion and enthusiasm for the film."
83 is slated to release on April 10, 2020.
Apart from 83, Deepika Padukone has recently wrapped up Meghna Gulzar's Chhapaak. She will be seen playing the role of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in the film. Vikrant Massey is playing her love interest in the film. Chhapaak is scheduled to hit screens on January 10, 2020.