Deepika Padukone
Deepika PadukoneVarinder Chawla

It is known that most of the A-listed Bollywood actors charges a massive amount for a single film, but top actresses until now were quoting less than ₹10 crore. However, the recent buzz is that B-town's most sought after actresses, including Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif have hiked their fees to twice the price.

If rumours are to be believed, then both the "Happy New Year" and "Bang Bang" actresses have quoted a whopping ₹15 crore to a small time producer.

"I wanted either Deepika Padukone or Katrina Kaif for the female lead. I quickly scampered away when I heard the price they quoted and signed another less pricey A-Lister," DNA quoted the producer who approached the beauties to make a sequel of his recently successful thriller.

While most of the top actresses are willing to negotiate or slash their fees for big budget projects or for the ones that has A-listed actors, it is not the same when it comes to smaller projects. Read more here.

The hike of more than ₹5 crore, has reportedly raised the eyes of the makers. So, they are now reportedly looking for newcomers like Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor, who has marked themselves as successful actresses with multiple super hits. They have even expressed their willingness to work with smaller projects.

"Neither Alia nor Shraddha has raised her fee at the moment even after consecutive hits. But it can happen any time. Producers who cannot reach Katrina and Deepika are approaching Alia and Shraddha. Though these two are extremely selective, they are not prohibitive pricewise. At least, not yet," said a trade insider.

Meanwhile, top Bollywood actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn are known for charging around ₹30- ₹40 crore per film, plus a considerable share in the profits. Read more here.

However, Hrithik Roshan, who usually charges a similar amount like the top actors has apparently charged a whopping amount of ₹50 crore for Ashutosh Gowariker period movie "Mohenjo Daro". Also, Salman Khan has reportedly claimed a massive amount for Karan Johar's "Shhuddhi"; a whopping ₹150 crore, which would make him the highest paid Indian actor till date.