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Kangana Ranaut Becomes Bollywood's Highest Paid Female Actor, Charges Rs 24 Crore For Jayalalithaa Biopic

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| March 24 , 2019 , 15:42 IST

Actress Kangana Ranaut is reportedly getting a whopping amount of Rs 24 crore for playing celebrated politician Jayalalithaa Jayaram in her biopic. Post-Manikarnika, the news is that Kangana is now trying to send out the message that she won’t be available below a set amount of remuneration any longer.

According to a source close to the development, “Kangana is being paid to the tune of Rs 24 crore for the bilingual project, which will be made in Hindi and Tamil. The makers are sure that her star power will help reach a pan-India audience. The producers have already signed a contract with her.”

The source adds, “Whenever Hindi artistes have done South movies, they have always shared screen space with a top star from the region. But the Manikarnika heroine will be leading from the front as the movie revolves around her character’s journey. The producers have already signed a contract with her.”

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Kangana has already proved her merit at the box office. South director AL Vijay will helm the project, which is written by Baahubali writer KV Vijayendra Prasad, who had also penned the actress’ last superhit film. This makes Kangana the highest paid Bollywood actress. In fact, she has also become the highest paid Hindi film actor in the South Indian film industry.

The report also suggests that actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vidya Balan were also keen to play the titular role in the biopic, however, the makers finalised the deal with Kangana after being impressed with her knowledge about Jayalalithaa’s life story.