Priyanka Chopra is going all out to re-establish her career in Bollywood. And we welcome her back. She is after all, a global star and has done the country proud. However there are several stories being propagated about her comeback all of which make her look bigger and more market friendly than any other current reigning divas.
Firstly, there was the news about her first post-comeback Bollywood film. It was claimed that Priyanka was being paid Rs 12 crores for the Salman Khan starrer Bharat. “False,” says a source from the Bharat team. “In fact Priyanka generously offered to do the film for free. Bhai (Salman Khan) insisted on a token fee of Re 1 crore.” The new story doing the rounds is about Priyanka Chopra’s pay for her second post-comeback film to be directed by Shonali Bose: it says that Priyanka won’t take any upfront payment for the project but will instead share in the profits.
According to a report in Mid-day, “"Shonali Bose's film banks on Priyanka and Zaira Wasim, who plays her daughter in the movie. Priyanka understood that if she needed to make this venture feasible, she couldn't command her regular fee. In such a scenario, she thought it would be better to take a share of the film's spoils after it has done well. This is the first time a Bollywood actress will be doing this. So far, we have usually seen male actors demand a cut of the profits since they pump in the money as well."
However the spokesperson for producer Siddharth Roy Kapoor completely debunks this myth. “There is no truth to the story about Priyanka Chopra sharing in the profits of the aforementioned film. In fact we told the tabloid it’s not true. But they insisted on carrying the story anyway,” says the official spokesperson for Sidharth Roy Kapoor’s production house.