Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to star in a remake of Raat Aur Din, a 1967 movie starring Nargis Dutt. This movie was one of the first few films based on multiple personality disorder and her portrayal of the submissive Varuna and the hedonistic Penny won the late actress a National Award for best actress. Now Aishwarya is all set to step into her shoes and as per a report on Mid-Day, she’s being paid Rs. 10 crores.
Here’s what a source has to say about this deal –
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.
To be honest, even this sum is partly in comparison to the packages of male superstars in India, but it’s definitely a positive step to combat the wage-gap issue working women deal with all over the world.