As we all know women centric films have broken new grounds in Bollywood. With the changing trend, Bollywood has now started doing more women centric films. But that’s not the issue any more as the debate now is all about the pay disparity between the male and female actors in Bollywood.
Since a long time there have been talks that there shouldn’t be any gender bias while paying the actors for their films. But Bollywood’s heartthrob Salman Khan who is the highest paid actor has a different opinion about the same.
In an interview, Salman Khan was asked to share his opinion on the same to which he called the entire thing as ‘bulls**t’. “The question is, who is pulling those people into a theatre?” Quizzes Salman. Adding on the same he said, “If a female star is getting those many people and the producer is making money, the exhibitor and distributor are all making money, then obviously they (female actors) will get that much money … but if it’s a male star, then he will get it.”
Continuing on the same the actor said, “There are so many male stars who get a lot less than many female stars … there are male stars in the Rs 1 to 3 crore bracket, and there are lots of female stars in the Rs 5 to 7 crore bracket … that’s also there, right? Uske bare mein koi kyun nahi bolta? So this whole female stars-male stars debate is bulls**t. Whoever is selling, and as much he or she is selling, will get that much.”
The ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ star explained the simple logical funda of how payment is monitored by the mangers. He said, “Today, there are managers who monitor everything, the business is very clear. So whoever brings return on investment gets that much money. Simple!”
Earlier, Bollywood’s leading and highest paid actress Kangana Ranaut raised her voice regarding the inequality in payment between male and female actors. The actress had said that she is complaining about the same and after getting 11 crore for her next film, Kangana Ranaut believes it is a small step towards equality. The ‘Queen’ actress also added saying that she wants herself to be treated as equal.
Well, it seems Salman Khan has slammed all the actresses indirectly who have raised their voice about pay disparity in Bollywood.
Credits: Hindustan Times