It was rumoured earlier that the actress would get Rs. 40 lakh as remuneration, which also includes her expenses such as her stay and charges for hiring a caravan on the days she would be shooting. "That is a baseless rumour. I have quoted a reasonable amount as remuneration, which is what I usually do. The producers did not bargain either. But it is definitely not as much as what is being said," the DNA quotes her saying.
The reported had also claimed that Priyamani is the highest paid actress in the Kannada film industry. The actress added, "I've no clue about what other actresses are being paid here, so I am not sure if I am the highest paid."
However, the actress did not deny reports about hiking up her remuneration after National Award for the Tamil film Paruthi Veeran last year. She said, "Winning an award like this reflects positively on your remuneration automatically." Priya, who is now waiting for the release of Bollywood movie Ravana, is expecting the movie to be her stepping stone to Bollywood.