Taapsee Pannu: I’d love to get paid the same as my co-actors

Taapsee Pannu is currently in Amritsar shooting for the film Manmarziyan. The film also stars Abhishek Bachchan and Vicky Kaushal.

Taapsee has been a part of brilliant films like Baby, Pink, Naam Shabana and has a good line-up of films ahead. She is one of the most desirable actors in Bollywood.

The actor opened up about pay disparity and said that it is not only prevalent in the film industry, but everywhere.

The actor said, “It’s being highlighted by a lot of people lately, which is good. At least people have started talking about it. It’s not just prevalent in this industry, but everywhere. Talking about my profession, I’d love to get paid the same as my co-actors. But I also need to question myself if it’s fair. I can’t forcefully burden the producer asking for equal amount of money, if it is not me who is fetching the audience in the theatres. Our industry is so star-driven. The day I became a star and when the audience come to theatres thinking “yeh iski movie hai toh dekhne chalte hai”, which they do with most of our male actors. The day that happens, then I will be able to command equal amount of pay.”

Taapsee Pannu added, “At least in a month, I get three to four women-oriented scripts, but you can only take this much in a year. We are still in the budding phase. You’ve to be careful about making the right decisions because you are laying the base for something that can be become big in the future. I am careful while choosing women-oriented films because I really want them to work especially for the future.”

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