Bollywood actresses often complain of getting paid less than their male counterparts, even as they put in equal, or sometimes even more, hard work. This chronic apathy of the film industry towards the women might be changing if an information shared by Superstar Amitabh Bachchan is taken into consideration.
In an interview with bollywoodlife.com ahead of his next release ‘Pink’, Sr Bachchan revealed that Deepika Padukone was paid more than him by the producers of ‘Piku’. “… I can tell you one thing, in Piku, Deepika Padukone was paid more than me.”
Bachchan took a dig at himself at the welcome change which has just begun in the film industry. He said that more payment to Deepika shows two things: “One that she is obviously more important than me and two I have lost my price tag coz I have been working for so long. Maybe I am not so important.”
Deepika was recently ranked among the top 10 of the world’s highest paid actresses by Forbes. Undoubtedly, she enjoys the numero uno position among all female stars in Bollywood at present.
Sharing the thought behind more payment to Deepika, director of the film, Shoojit Sircar said “what’s the harm”. “If a woman’s character is like that then it’s okay.”