Deepika Padukone has lost Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Baiju Bawra for demanding equal remuneration as Ranveer Singh

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has worked with Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in three hit films, namely Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastaani and Padmaavat. Fans were very excited when it was reported that the filmmaker is considering bringing back the hit pairing for another film.

Meanwhile, Bollywood Actress Deepika Padukone has typically spoken out in regards to the stunning pay disparity between male and female actors in Bollywood.

It has been reported that, Deepika Padukone is now out of consideration for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Baiju Bawra as she asked for the same remuneration as her husband Ranveer Singh, who has been roped in as the titular character. However, her demand wasn’t agreed upon, thus she backed out.

The source quoted by “Bollywood Hungama” said, “Apparently, Deepika wants the same remuneration as her husband. Not a penny more, not a penny less. A champion for pay parity among actors and actresses, Deepika has been demanding and getting as much her leading men in her recent films. But, this time in Baiju Bawra, Bhansali has regretfully turned down her request for pay parity”.

Baiju Bawra is the remake of the 1952 film of the same name, starring Bharat Bhushan and Meena Kumari. The film chronicled the story of a young musician who challenged musical maestro Tansen in Mughal ruler Akbar’s court.

On the work front, Deepika has multiple projects lined up. She will be starring with Ranveer in Kabir Khan’s ’83. Deepika also has Shakun Batra’s untitled movie in her kitty in which she will be seen with Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi. She will also be seen in Siddharth Anand’s Fighter in which she will star opposite Hrithik Roshan.