One of the hottest debates in tinsel town is the disparity of paychecks between male actors and their female counterparts. While many Bollywood actresses have been quite vociferous on this subject, southern stars have remained mum.
Interestingly, an enthusiastic spokesman brought the same to Tamil star Karthi‘s notice and requested for his take on it. The unperturbed Karthi has agreed upon the fact of wage difference and put the facts straight. The actor said wage difference has persisted for decades and heroines make significantly less income in the film industry when compared to the heroes.
In continuation of the conversation, Karthi also persisted with the fact that the industry is not patriarchal as everyone assumes. He concluded that irrespective of the gender, the actors get paid rightly what they deserve and insisted it’s a fact that can’t be denied.
On the work front, Karthi is busy with Gokul’s “Kaashmora” and Mani Ratnam‘s “Kaatru Veliyidai” which are in the production stages. While “Kaashmora” is a thriller genre, “Kaatru Veliyidai” will have Mani Ratnam’s trademark romantic touches.