Though Bollywood is a male-dominated industry, female actors clearly play a vital role in delivering box office hits with their glamour and talent. From Deepika Padukone to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Bollywood beauties are paid in crores per movie for their efforts.
Here are B-Town's highest paid actresses, according to The Times of India.
With an array of back to back hits such as "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela," "Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani," "Chennai Express," "Race 2" and "Cocktail," actress Deepika Padukone has entered the list of highly paid celebrities in B-Town. She charges approximately ₹8-9 crore for each film and the actress, who started her career with Bollywood's King Khan in "Om Shanti Om", is now one of the most sought after ladies in the Indian film industry.
Kareena Kapoor Khan:
From looks to royal family title, the Kapoor girl has it all. She is one of the most demanding actresses of Bollywood, who has delivered many hits and flops. Bebo charges ₹ 8-8.5 crore for each film and the wife of actor Saif Ali Khan appears as the leading lady in numerous films and ads.
Piggy Chops, one of the richest Indian celebs, is not only a great actress but a wonderful singer as well. She has given several hit movies to Bollywood, and her upcoming movie "Mary Kom" has already created fan frenzy. Chopra makes ₹ 7-8 crore from a movie.
Katrina Kaif, the actress who entered the Indian cinema with "Boom" is one of the favourite stars of Bollywood film makers. Kat makes ₹ 1.5 crore a day, according to a report in Daily Bhaskar. The "Bang Bang" actress charges ₹ 6-6.5 crore for each film.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The former Miss World doesn't require Big B's title to show her stardom. The actress is not only the most beautiful lady but has also proved her acting chops. She has also made a mark in Hollywood movies and receives ₹6 crore for each film.
Apart from the above actresses, Anushka Sharma, Sonakshi Sinha, Vidya Balan, Kangana Ranaut and Sonam Kapoor come in the list of ten highly paid actresses in Bollywood.