The situation is slowly but steadily balancing out: Kriti Sanon on pay disparity in Bollywood


According to actress Kriti Sanon, the issue of pay disparity in the Hindi film industry is changing. With female actors getting what they deserve monetarily, Kriti believes that the situation is getting balanced out.

Kriti said, “I’ve always believed that pay has to be decided on the amount of work you put in a film and the numbers your films drive at the box office.”. "The situation is slowly but steadily balancing out where female actors are also getting their monetary due. But we still have a long way to go."



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On being asked if she sees a change in the way women characters are perceived in the film industry, Sanon said, "Most definitely,". Adding, "It's the best time for women in cinema and we have the audience to thank for that. They have been accepting of stories around female protagonists that are today drawing in figures on par with top male stars."

Kriti has herself done a fair share of women-centric films and roles since her debut in 2014, admitted that she feels good when films like Bareilly ki Barfi, Stree and Raazi do well. But she admitted that it is ultimately content that matters. "The content has today become the king and the deciding factor, which is great," Kriti said.

The 28-year-old actress also believes that the audience is now much more accepting of different subjects that would earlier be considered taboos, Her latest film Luka Chuppi, a tale about a couple living-in-together in Mathura has managed to cross over Rs 90 crores at the Indian box office.

Kriti now has an interesting slate of work, with Arjun Patiala, Panipat and Housefull 4.

Source: IANS