Deepika Padukone: I have been paid more than Ranveer and Shahid

DEEPIKA PADUKONE AT HT AWARDS (Courtesy: Varinder Chawla)

Actress Deepika Padukone said yes when asked if she was paid more than co-stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor for the controversial film PADMAAVAT.

The actress spoke about it when she became part of TV show "BFFs with Vogue", read a statement from channel Colors Infinity.

She became a part of the show with her sister Anisha.

On the show's ‘Say It or Strip It' segment, host and actress Neha Dhupia asked: "How much were you paid for PADMAAVAT?"

Deepika diplomatically avoided answering the question and chose to strip her earrings instead.

The following question to Deepika was, "Were you paid more than Ranveer and Shahid?"

To that, Deepika said: "Yes".

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's epic drama PADMAAVAT released in India on Thursday amidst much hullabaloo. The film is based on 16th century Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi's epic poem "Padmavat" and glorifies the Rajput ethos of honour, bravery and sacrifice.

Deepika plays the central character of Rani Padmavati in the movie, for which she has received praises galore.