The gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has her kitty full of really plum deals. Besides much-talked project Fanney Khan starring Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao, she has not just one but two films backed by the same producer Prerna Arora.
The producer had earlier confirmed that after collaborating with Ash on Fanney Khan, there are two other projects in the pipeline. The actress will be seen in the remake version of legendary actress Nargis starrer 1967 film, Raat Aur Din.
The Raat Aur Din remake will see her essay a double role reportedly and probably that explains why Ash has demanded a whopping 100 million Indian rupees fee. According to Mid-Day.com, “Since Aishwarya has a double role, the film will require extensive preparation. It will be a time-consuming project, which means she will have to let go of the other films that come her way. The fee she has quoted is fair. The producers have agreed to the amount without any negotiation.”
Legendary actress Nargis Dutt won the coveted National Award for Best Actress in 1968 for her powerful act in Raat Aur Din. The actress played a character suffering from split personality disorder.
At a time when pay disparity based on gender is a burning issue in Bollywood, Aishwarya demanded a 100 million Indian rupees fee for her part should not raise any eyebrows. Several generation next male actors such as Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh etc are striking an equally plum deal so it's high time that an actress of Ash's calibre takes home a fat pay cheque.