The gender pay gap, which is present across all industries, is receiving a lot of media attention. Many Hollywood and Bollywood actresses be it big screen or small screen are often underpaid compared to their male counterparts.
After the success of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who played the role of a poetess Saba was interviewed by NDTV and asked about the wage gap.
She replied, “All I want to say is, let people do what they want to do and choices they want to make. Maybe I am walking a fine line here. All I hear is talk but no action and that’s an accumulative effort by everyone involved including those talking. These discussions can go on and on and they are important. I am not disrespecting all the talk that goes around these subjects but at the end of the day, have the guts to make those choices. Many talk about it but then when time comes, they take a safe, comfortable route and then make the choice that’s a paradox and one defeats the other so let’s put words to action.”
While the movie has received mixed reactions from the audience, the festive season and the controversies surrounding it sure turned out to be beneficial for the movie’s box office collection.