In Bollywood, for the film Chennai Express, Shah Rukh Khan had suggested the makers to put Deepika Padukone’s name to be displayed first before his. Like wise, in the remuneration aspect, Bollywood actresses are paid equally, which is as much as the actors.
In a recent interview, Anushka Shetty reacted to the pay disparity between female and male actors. Not only in Bollywood, but also in South actors tend to demand equal pay. Anushka reacted in a different way to this topic.
She said, “In any profession, one needs to earn it to be paid more. Heroes are paid more because they have a lot to lose. A lot of films ride on their shoulders and I think they deserve better pay scale. Instead of fighting for better pay scale, why not write better stories for women and showcase them in stronger roles.”
Anushka will be seen in Bhaagamathie on the 26th of January. This film is directed by G. Ashok and produced under UV Creations banner.