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Forget Bollywood, Deepika Padukone is the 10th highest paid actress in the world!

Deepika Padukone is on a roll. After wowing the audiences back in India with her terrific performances, the actress is all set to make her big Hollywood debut next year in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.

Back home, much has been talked about how Deepika had triumphed over all her contemporaries when it comes to the financial game. Yes, she is undoubtedly the highest paid Bollywood heroine but that’s not all. She’s in fact the only Indian actress who has made it to this year’s Forbes list of global actresses with the highest earnings in the last one year. Deepika Padukone stands at no.10 with her yearly earnings ranging around $10 million. That’s humongous.

Not only does this give Dippy the right footing on the global map, it also hammers the fact that she is indeed the highest paid Bollywood heroine today. Way to go!


Jennifer Lawrence is the world’s highest-paid actress in 2016 for the second year in a row, followed by Melissa McCarthy, who notched a big gain to claim the runner-up spot, Forbes magazine reported on Tuesday. Lawrence, the star of the “Hunger Games” franchise, has earned $46 million before taxes over 12 months in part from a big upfront fee for the forthcoming movie “Passengers,” Forbes said. The earnings mark an 11.5 percent drop from her 2015 total. McCarthy has $33 million in earnings, up $10 million from her estimate for the year before, in part from her payday for the reboot of “Ghostbusters.” Scarlett Johansson of “Captain America: Civil Wars” was third at $25 million, down nearly 30 percent from 2015. The rest of the 2016 top 10 are: 4. Jennifer Aniston – $21 million 5. Fan Bingbing – $17 million 6. Charlize Theron – $16.5 million 7. Amy Adams – $13.5 million 8. Julia Roberts – $12 million 9. Mila Kunis – $11 million 10. Deepika Padukone – $10 million. Padukone, an Indian, is the only newcomer on the list. The totals cover from June 1, 2015 to June 1 of this year, before fees and taxes.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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