Taapsee Pannu said Kareena Kapoor had every right to demand a high salary for a comparatively heavier shoot. Kareena was criticized online recently, after it was reported that she asked ₹12 crore to play Sita in a movie.
Taapsee Pannu said it’s a sign of entrenched sexism that only women are criticized for raising their wages, and if a man did the same, it would be seen as a sign of his success.
She told Bollywood Bubble in an interview, “If it had been a man in this position, who would have asked for a particular amount, it would have been considered ‘iski market badh gayi hai (his value has improved)”. this guy was really successful in life. But because a woman asks, she is called “difficult,” “too demanding.” It’s always like that. “
She added, “You’ll always read this pay rise issue with women. But why not? She’s one of the biggest female superstars we have in the country. If she gets a certain pay for her time, that ‘is his job. Do you think other mythological characters are played by men, do you think they do it for free? I don’t think so. “
Bollywood Hungama previously quoted a source as saying that Kareena Kapoor had increased her compensation by approximately ₹6-8 crore to ₹12 crore for the movie Sita, described as a narrative of the Ramayana from Sita’s point of view. The source also noted that the film would require between eight and 10 months of the actor’s time. In fact, her husband Saif Ali Khan plays Lankesh in another Ramayana-inspired film, Adipurush.
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Taapsee, meanwhile, will soon be seen in Haseen Dillruba on Netflix. Directed by Vinil Mathew, the film also stars Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane.