Taapsee Pannu’s views on pay disparity in Bollywood

In a recent interview with The National Bulletin, Taapsee Pannu talks about gender pay gap in bollywood and how many of her male co-stars are making significantly more money than she does, even though the kickstarted their careers together.

Taapsee Pannu expressed her dissent on the gender pay gap in Bollywood. She expressed her views on how actresses are seen as ‘difficult’ when they ask for more money, while if a male actor hikes his fee, it is considered a sign of success.

In a recent interview with The National Bulletin, Taapsee spoke about  women-centric films being made on a lower budget, and how the audience is responsible for it as well.

Speaking to the above cited publication, Taapsee said, “If a female actor asks more, she is termed difficult and problematic and if a man asks more it’s a mark of his success. Difference is, the men who started with me earn 3-5 times more than what I do. And the gap keeps increasing as we go in higher star category.”

Taapsee revealed her views on how women-centric roles aren’t taken seriously in Bollywood, she said, “Even now we struggle with budgets. Everyone hears that since it’s a female-driven film budgets will have to be slashed and that’s because our returns are always unfair in comparison to our male counterparts. And audience is a big reason behind that.”

Taapsee recently feature in ‘Haseen Dillruba’ which aired on Netflix, co-starring Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane in supporting roles.

(The above inputs are taken from ‘The National Bulletin’ and are being used for the story with no intention to own any of it)

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