Why women are discriminated against remuneration in Bollywood?

The film 'Jawaan' was Shahrukh Khan's home film. Shahrukh's remuneration payment for this film was fixed at Rs 100 crore. All four heroines including the film were finalized with a budget of just Rs 25 crores.

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Why discrimination against women in films? The heroine does not get even 25 percent of the hero's payment... what is the reason? Till when?

The film 'Jawaan' was Shahrukh Khan's home film. Shahrukh's remuneration payment for this film was fixed at Rs 100 crore. All four heroines including the film were finalized with a budget of just Rs 25 crores. The same thing happens with the films of Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, and other stars. If Akshay Kumar asks for Rs 100 crore for a film, then the heroine of an A-grade starrer film working with Akshay in the same film remains in the payment range of Rs 75 lakh to Rs 1 crore.

Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan

The first question is why a difference in payment between male stars and female stars in Bollywood? And the second question is when women are considered second class in a liberal place like Bollywood, then whose accountability is it?

Context: Just accountability brings to mind a mention made in Chanakya Niti. Chanakya said to Maharaj Chandragupta Maurya - Rajan, that women should also participate in power. The emperor was surprised - what was the need for them in government affairs? At Chanakya's behest, the emperor spoke to his mother and wife on a serious issue. The advice of both his mother and wife was very wise, so much so that even his ministers were not. Chandragupta took Chanakya's words seriously and started taking the help of women in governance. More or less, this sequence is also present in today's folk tantric system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has taken the initiative in this direction, as a result of which the process of celebrating fortnights of discussion of 'women's power' has started.

Even the biggest cinema heroines - the ones who carry successful films on their shoulders - have become the Bollywood concept that 'women are small men.' Perhaps that is why despite being successful, she lags far behind the male heroes in terms of getting paid. It is believed that heroines in Hindi films get only 25% remuneration as compared to heroes.

Not only in films, is this the situation everywhere in the social status of women. But now the scenario has changed. The sound of women's progress has started echoing. Girls have sat on the seats of computer engineering, medical, defense, news reading, IAS, PCS, sports, and even train buses, and auto-rickshaw drivers. The pace of development is gaining momentum, although the pace is slow. This change has also started happening with Bollywood.

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In film direction:

There are more male directors in Bollywood than female directors. But it should not be forgotten that in this industry where women once did not like to come, some women directors have made their mark these days. Today's celebrities are- Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, Meghna Gulzar, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, Gauri Shinde, Alankrita Srivastava, Tanuja Chandra, Leena Yadav, Kiran Rao etc. Women are becoming the voice of today's times.

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Women writers of Bollywood:

There have been very few women creative workers in film writing. It was said that women writers were not allowed to come forward. Sometimes an attempt was made to get Amrita Pritam, Ashapurna Devi, Ishmat Chughtai, Krishna Sobti, and Mahasweta Devi to write, but they could not live up to the Bollywood script. Today the situation has changed. Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, Anuja Chauhan, Anusha Rizvi, Chitra Banerjee, Indu Sundre, Twinkle Khanna are the new age women writers who are trying to give something new and serving new content to the cinema.

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Of course, it is said that Indian cinema is male-dominated. Here only the hero takes all the credit and money. This is also true. But today's awakened heroines are now in a mood to change the atmosphere. Heroines are becoming producers and setting their prices just like heroes do. The heroines who have come forward as producers after setting their prices are Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut, Anushka Sharma, Twinkle Khanna, Taapsee Pannu, Kriti Sanon, Ameesha Patel, Vidya Balan, Lara Dutta, Neena Gupta, Shilpa Shetty, and Dia Mirza. , Alia Bhatt, Juhi Chawla, Rani Mukherjee etc.

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Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Guneet Monga, Farah Khan, Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar, Rhea Kapoor, and Kiran Rao have their place among the producers having star status and today these producers have started having the power to decide their prices. That is, now women in Bollywood have sounded the siren to get equal rights. Now she is not going to sit silent for long after getting 25%, she now wants 100%. Her fight is to get equality.

Earlier, men were the writers, producers, and directors and there were male-dominated stories, then the hero was everything. The heroine was on a secondary level. Now the situation is changing. Women-oriented films have started being made in the male-dominated film industry. Earlier, films like Mother India, Bandit Queen, Lajja, Arth, and Damini were made occasionally, nowadays women-oriented content is being sought. Stories are being written keeping the sequels and heroines of films like Kahaani, Mardaani, Queen, English Vinglish, Thappad, Pink, Piku, NH- 10, and Gangu Bai Kathiawadi in mind. The women of Bollywood have woken up. She is not weaker than a man. In the era of women empowerment, Bollywood heroines are no less than heroes.

Hopefully, the time has come to end discrimination between men and women in every section of society, at every level... It started from Bollywood.

-Sharad Rai

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