In an interview, actress Deepika Padukone was asked what it is like being one part of a power couple. In a chat with a media house, she opened up about her fees and revealed why she and husband and actor Ranveer Singh charge a "premium," while working together on a project.
When asked if she "commands a separate rate for ads or films" when working with Ranveer, as compared to what they charge working individually, Deepika said, "Yes, we do charge a premium for when we come together. I think we are positioned quite uniquely. In that, there's usually an imbalance in a power couple, but not with us. Plus, both of us have started from scratch and it's something we are very proud of. To achieve success on merit and on one's own terms makes us special."
'The Week' recently reported that according to a Duff & Phelps annual report, both Deepika and Ranveer have consistently occupied a spot in the Top 10 of India's most valued celebrities. It added that the actress reportedly charges Rs 12-15 crore per film, when there are barely any female stars who have crossed the Rs 10 crore mark.
It also said that Deepika, who has been the brand ambassador for Indian brands such as Tanishq, Asian Paints and Axis Bank as well as international designer labels such as Louis Vuitton and Cartier, is India's highest-paid female actor, not counting Priyanka Chopra, who moved to Hollywood.