Deepika Padukone has managed to appear on the Forbes’s list of top 5 Indian Richest Celebrities and it can be considered as quite an achievement. In the midst of men, she is the only actress who has stood out. Pay cheque for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat has helped her to get the feat. However, she has to go through a lot of trouble due to her movie Padmaavat. Deepika Padukone is paid even more than Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh who are part of this movie also. So, how she has got to know about it first? Upon hearing this news, Deepika has believed that it is a prank.
Speaking about this incident, Deepika has said during a live chat through Facebook “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.”
Deepika’s point of view is completely understandable. In order to achieve this position, Deepika has worked really hard. So, she must be applauded.