"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,"
This was spoken by The young National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut who is known to speak her mind, and she spoke uninhibitedly in a recent interview with IANS.
Kangna RanautKangna comes from a non-film background. Despite that, the Himachal girl has carved a niche for herself with her performances in Gangster - A Love Story, Woh Lamhe , Once Upon A Time In Mumbai and recently in Krrish. She even won the best supporting actress National Film award for her portrayal of a doomed ramp model in Fashion.
Kangana Ranaut, who is gearing for the release of her woman-centric film Rajjo, rues how female actors don't get their due in Bollywood - either in terms of credit or in monetary terms. In fact, the "bold" and beautiful talent, says women don't even make a third of male actors' remuneration in tinsel town.
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.
"I think our generation has the responsibility to bring women of the industry to a position where they not only get respect, but in every way they should be respected and their graph should be respected," said the 26-year-old.
So, hang on. It's gonna be a long fight. Have determination, persistence and perseverance.
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