‘Female actors don’t get their due in Bollywood’

In fact, the ‘bold’ and beautiful talent says women don’t even make a third of male actors’ remuneration in tinsel town. The young National Award-winning actress is known to speak her mind, and she spoke uninhibitedly when asked how leading male actors hog all the limelight away while actresses are left sidelined.

In an interview, Kangana said, ‘It’s not that if Chennai Express did well, it was only because of Shah Rukh (Khan). It was also because of Deepika Padukone’s credibility.’

‘Forget the credit, they (male actors) take all the money as well. We don’t get paid even one-third of what male actors get. It’s not so much about the money, but it’s about (being a) woman,’ added the 26-year-old.

Bollywood’s A-list male actors reportedly mint around Rs 30 crore to Rs 40 crore per film, while a top-rated actress may make only approximately Rs 8 crore per movie project. The disparity is vast.

Citing an example of her forthcoming women-centric movie Queen, she said that even if the film manages to make Rs 300 crore, she won’t be able to match the remuneration of her counterparts.
‘When it comes to paying us, they (filmmakers) wouldn’t want to, just because I am a girl. This is very unfair,’ said the 26-year-old.
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