New Delhi: It's a bitter fact that even today women aren't treated equivalent to men and the gender biasness keeps haunting the female fraternity in professional life too. Actress Anushka Sharma who has turned a producer with her this Friday release ‘NH10' expresses her disappointment over this fact.
In Bollywood, which is mostly dominated by the actors, the actresses are just paid one-fourth of the fees the male stars get per movie. Anushka condemns the reality pointing difficulties actresses face in Bollywood with such discrimination.
In an interview to a leading daily, Anushka was quoted as saying, “It is very very unfair that we get paid the way we do. I think the disparity is way too much. We get paid like one fourth of what the men get paid. Secondly, our careers are much shorter. In that much time also our expenses are a lot in terms of our clothes and this and that. Almost 30 to 40 per cent of our expenditure goes in that. So ultimately in that short time you don't really make that much money and it's not fair because of the way in which they are getting compared. For example, a male actor might not be on the same level as you, but just because he is an actor he will get paid more than you."
Anushka also reveals how a new male actor earns more than an established female star in the industry yet she isn't surprised on knowing it. "I wouldn't be surprised if an A-list actress is getting paid the same or lesser than maybe one of the newer guys who are coming in the industry. Like a Varun or something, I wouldn't be surprised. So that is not fair”, Anushka added further in the interview.
Sharma who will also be seen opposite Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Bombay Velvet' also revealed how he is quizzed more about his work plans while his girlfriend Katrina is asked about her relationship with Ranbir in interviews.
She is disappointed for not being considered as equal professionals but hopes for a change in the mindset. Flicks like Kahaani, Queen, Mary Kom and NH10 are mostly centralized on women. Heroines are considered a quintessential part of the flick and some day or the other they will get their due. “But then you know what has to happen is everyone needs to come and be united in this”, adds Anushka.