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Deepika Padukone is ahead of Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh in Forbes top 10 Bollywood’s highest paid 2017 list

Shah Rukh Khan is No. 1 on the top 10 Bollywood's highest paid 2017 list

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September 8, 2017: Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are the only two actresses who feature in Forbes magazine’s list of top 10 Bollywood’s highest paid 2017 list, which is led by ‘Raees’ star Shah Rukh Khan who is No. 1 on the list.

Deepika Padukone ranks sixth in the Bollywood’s highest paid list with earnings of $11 million, while Priyanka Chopra shares the seventh spot with Deepika’s beau Ranveer Singh, with earnings of $10 million. Both actresses have made their Hollywood debuts.

As for Shah Rukh, he has left his contemporaries Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan behind, despite getting a lukewarm response with his last few films like “Fan”, “Dilwale” and “Jab Harry Met Sejal”. His endorsement deals and profitable productions helmed by his banner Red Chillies Entertainment, helped him make $38 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, before fees and taxes, reports forbes.com.

Not far behind him is Salman, who is ranked second in the Bollywood’s highest paid list with earnings of $37 million in the last one year.

Salman gained profits from the success of “Sultan” and “retains a slew of advertisements and a not-for-profit line of clothing and jewelry that benefits his Being Human Foundation”.

The Khans are followed by National Award winner Akshay, whose golden run at the Indian box office doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon.

The “Khiladi” star Akshay Kumar is listed at the third position in the Bollywood’s highest paid list with earnings of $35.5 million, with his hit films like “Rustom”, “Jolly LLB 2”, “Naam Shabana” and “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”.

Shah Rukh, Salman, and Akshay are also included in Forbes magazine’s World’s Highest Paid Actors 2017 list and ranked at eighth, ninth and 10th position respectively.

With the unprecedented success of “Dangal”, Aamir is ranked fourth in the list with collections of $12.5 million.

Actor Hrithik Roshan has rounded off the top five with earnings of $11.5 million. Hrithik’s 2016 film “Mohenjo Daro” bombed at the box office, however, the actor bounced back with “Kaabil” in 2017.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan ($9 million) and actor Ranbir Kapoor ($8.5 million) have been ranked ninth and 10th in the Bollywood’s highest paid list, reports forbes.com.

Earnings estimates are based on data from Box Office India, Box Office Mojo, and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders.

Together, Bollywood’s 10 highest paid actors banked a cumulative $183 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017. (IANS)

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Deepika Padukone Speaks About The MeToo Movement

While not directly addressing Tanushree Dutta's allegations against Nana Patekar, Ranveer said gender irrespective, any kind of harassment is unacceptable

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The #MeToo movement is not a man versus woman debate, says Bollywood’s leading actress Deepika Padukone, who feels it is a matter of voices being raised in favour of right over wrong.

Deepika Padukone and actor Ranveer Singh, who made a joint appearance at the 16th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here on Friday, were asked to comment on the raging #MeToo movement in Bollywood.

She said: “For me, the MeToo movement is not about gender. It’s about the victory of right over wrong. So anyone who faces any sort of discrimination or any sort of abuse, I think we as a people must support that person. It’s not about a woman or a man or female vs male, let’s not get confused in that conversation.”

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MeToo movement not about gender, it’s about right over wrong: Deepika. (Wikimedia Commons)

While not directly addressing Tanushree Dutta’s allegations against Nana Patekar, Ranveer said gender irrespective, any kind of harassment is unacceptable.

“Harassment per se, is wrong. Harassment of anyone. Women, men… Any person being harassed is wrong, whether it is in the workplace, public place, the street, at home… harassment is wrong. Right now there is something that has happened, and there are all kinds of speculations, but if it has happened, it takes a lot of courage to speak about it.

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“You’ve been through some very disturbing experience. It takes courage to speak publicly about it. Therefore you must consider what the person is saying. But it’s inconclusive yet, so we are confused about what actually happened. But if it has, it is absolutely wrong and I condemn it emphatically. It is beyond gender… Harassment of any kind. If you maliciously act against anyone, it is absolutely wrong,” Ranveer said, eliciting loud applause from the audience. (IANS)