Actress Deepika Padukone on Tuesday joined the list of highest paid actresses in the world with earnings of $10 million as Forbes magazine put out it's annual list which ranked Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence as number one with $46 million.
The Hindustan Times reported:
Deepika Padukone left behind Priyanka Chopra to be the only Bollywood actor to feature on the list. She currently has her Hollywood debut xXx : Return of Xander Cage and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati in the pipeline...The estimates include earnings from movies, TV and endorsements from cosmetic and other companies.
Forbes is soon expected to release its list of highest paid actors, in which Robert Downey Jr was ranked first last year.
Padukone is the only newcomer to the World’s Highest-Paid Actresses ranking and the only Indian star to make the cut. Of the 10 list members, 30% including Padukone hail from outside the U.S.; Chinese actress Fan Bingbing makes the cut for the second consecutive year, while Charlize Theron, a dual South African/American citizen, returns to the list for the first time since 2013.
The report also adds that while Deepika earns less than her Hollywood counterparts for roles, she compensates with advertisements and endorsements, which also help her "hedge against a deep pay gap in Bollywood."