Actress Deepika Padukone has headlined that the cast of Padmaavat was the highest-earning film of 2018, claims that nowadays, filmmakers are changing their roles in favor of a female protagonist, reports source. While speaking to reports at an event in Mumbai, the 33-years-old Bollywood actress said: “We are in place today where directors are changing roles and that’s unheard of. If you have a script that has a male protagonist and suddenly directors are like, ‘Let me just flip that. Let me just make that female protagonist and then go to so and so with the film’ so, you hear of a film that was offered to a male actor two-three years ago and it’s coming back to you now with a female protagonist which is a huge achievement.” For the movie Padmaavat, she was paid more than her male co-star actor Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.
Ms. Padukone, who now became Mrs. Deepika Ranveer Singh said that she can “see a trend where films that are being led by women are doing much better” than man. Popular Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero and Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindustan was by cinephiles. Also, Salman Khan’s Race 3 has managed a decent show at the ticket window.
While conversing about the box office performances of the 2018 films, Deepika said that “everything boils down to the script itself.” she was quoted saying, “It’s about the film. It’s a different thing that the films that the Khans did, didn’t work but there was a film like AndhaDun which was led by Ayushmann Khurrana that did wonder at the box office so I think everything boils down to the script itself.”
“As a creative person, I would not like to make this distinction of male-driven or female-driven film. I would just say that great content is what is really working right now. I think a lot of that has to do with the audience. They are ready for that. I don’t think it matters anymore who is in the movie. I think the year 2018 was a clear indication of that. Right from the promo, poster all of that, I think that the audience has that pulse,” added the popular Bollywood actress.
She will soon start filming Chhappak, directed by Meghna Gulzar. The film, in which Deepika Padukone co-produces is inspired by the story of Laxmi Agarwal, who is a survivor of the acid attack.