RANBIR KAPOOR: IF DEEPIKA PADUKONE IS A BIGGER STAR, SHE SHOULD GET THE BIGGER PIECE OF THE PIE
Ranbir Kapoor expresses his views on gender pay parity
Pay Parity is one of the most discussed issues among the Bollywood buffs. Yesterday, in an interview with Anupama Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor presented his viewpoint on the topic of gender pay parity.
Anupama Chopra told Ranbir that Benedict Cumberbatch said that he won’t do a project unless he gets to know what the female actor in the film or TV series is getting paid.
To this Ranbir replied; “I think somebody just has to do it and if one person does it then it’s like a domino effect. But the thing in our industry is, nobody really reveals what they get paid, I guess because of income tax purposes (smiles). My contemporaries who’ve worked with say – Deepika (Padukone) or Katrina (Kaif) or Priyanka Chopra, I think they’re right up there. It’s not that they’re getting paid less than what I’m getting paid. There is a perception that an actor gets ‘x’ amount of crores and that’s a perception. Today there is so much of awareness of what your market value is. This is one of the few industries that are so market-based. If your films are doing well, you’ll get the money. If your films are not doing well, you’ll not get the money.”
“Like you were mentioning Benedict (Cumberbatch) and his take on this, I think somebody has to do it. If I’m on a project and there’s me and there’s a Deepika in it and Deepika is as big or a bigger star than me, so then there has to be equality or she gets the bigger piece of the pie. But somebody has to do it,” added Ranbir.
Ranbir Kapoor will be next seen in Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju which is slated to release on 29 June.
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