Priyamani, who won the prestigious National Award for the best actress for her Tamil film Paruthiveeran recently, has reportedly lashed out at reporters when she was asked about the recent hike in her remuneration, from Rs.20 lakhs to Rs.40 lakhs per film.
"What is wrong in hiking my salary? Do you expect me to work for a fixed amount all through my career?" A website quoted her as shooting back at the reporters who raised the question of her hiked rate.
When she was asked to confirm if her remuneration is Rs.40 lakhs now, she said, "I don't want to disclose how much I am paid now, but I wish it was Rs.40 lakhs."
Earlier, Priyamani made it very clear that she does not want to be typecast with a particular type of role when directors offered her similar roles. It appears the offscreen Priyamani is as bold as the onscreen Priyamani in many respects.
Priyamani is currently acting with Prithviraj for Ninaithalae Inikkum, a remake of the Malayalam hit Classmates. She has been signed opposite Bharath for Arumugam, to be directed by Suresh Krishna. She will commence shooting for Mani Rathnam's film this September.