Actress Deepika Padukone is regularly on the headlines of the news. She was featured amongst the top 10 World’s highest paid actresses in the Forbes List. The actress has earned USD 10 million dollar.
Apart from her, Hollywood actors including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and "Friends" star Jennifer Anniston was also featured in the list.Deepika Padukone has "scored box office gold" in Bollywood movies such as "Bajirao Mastani" and "Piku", Forbes said.
Forbes said, “The Bangalore-bred Padukone, who made her Bollywood film debut in 2007 with Shahrukh Khan-starrer "Om Shanti Om" has since starred in several films that have crossed the USD 150 million or 100 crore mark."
In an Indian online shopping site, Deepika Padukone was recognized as "style icon".
She is all set for her upcoming Hollywood film "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" where she will play a debut role. The film has a starcast Vin Diesel.
Forbes said, “Though a top Indian male star might earn close to USD 5 million a movie, prominent Indian actresses rarely clear USD 1 million a film.”
Oscar-winner ACtress Lawrence topped the list of the worlds highest-paid actresses by earning around USD 46 million."Ghostbusters" starrer Melissa McCarthy is ranked second with earnings of USD 33 million.
The list includes "The Horse Whisperer"-starrer Scarlett Johansson on the third spot, Anniston on the 4th place followed by Chinese actress Fan Bingbing (5), Oscar-nominee Amy Adams (7) and "Pretty Woman"-starrer Roberts (8).
"Though these select actresses earn more than most could dream of, their movie money is but a fraction of what many of their male counterparts pocket. While top actresses can negotiate eight figure upfront fees plus a cut of profits for leading parts in big budget movies, there are simply fewer of those roles available for women," Forbes said.