She is the new hero of Hindi cinema.
With Bollywood's recent success in movies that have central themes based on women, actresses have started to command fees that only artists donning the hero used to customarily charge in Hindi filmdom.
Take Kareena Kapoor, for instance.
For her forthcoming film Heroine, the 31-year-old will become the first actress in the industry to get a share in profits.
As an industry official points out, "She will now be joining the exclusive club of superstars like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar who earn big through film rights."
Text: Varada Bhat, Business Standard
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