Deepika Padukone was the only actress on the Forbes list of Top 5 richest Indian celebrities which is a feat in itself. In a crowd of men, she is the only actress who managed to stand out and make it count. Although she had to go through a lot of emotional trauma because of Padmaavat, her pay cheque for the film helped her get a spot on this list. She was paid more than Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. But did you know when she learnt about it first, Deepika thought it was a prank?
Speaking about the same during her live chat on Facebook, Deepika said, “It’s really bizarre. Always wondered while growing up as to how the people on this list felt who are featured on it and randomly, I don’t know I was on the list. Me and my team received this email from them confirming I am on the list last year and I reread the email, thinking if someone was doing a prank. We are in a very interesting time, there is so much talk about diversity, equality, and in a time like that breaking into top 5 is something that I will very openly say that I am very proud because that hasn’t fallen on my lap and I have worked very hard for it. In terms of remuneration, be it any field, we need to acknowledge women’s contribution to the field.”