It's that time of the year, when the annual lists drop, naming the most influential, the richest, the most most powerful, and so on. While most names aren't surprising, this year has seen a pleasant surprise in the Forbes India List of Richest Indians — Deepika Padukone!
Now, many may be wondering why it's such a big deal — she's a superstar, so, obviously, she would be on the list. Alas, she is the first woman to feature in the top five of this male-dominated list. Thanks to Padmaavat, she has reportedly made a whopping Rs 112.8 crores this year, squarely putting her in the number four position. Her husband, Ranveer Singh, stands at number eight, with earnings of Rs 84.67 crores. This also makes her the highest earning female actor in Bollywood.
We're so glad that we're finally seeing some female representation in the rich and powerful. This gives us hope that there may be a day soon where the wage gap will be an archaic concept and that more women will be able to claim positions of power. So, more power to you, DP!
H/T: The Hindustan Times