Shah Rukh Khan speaks up against pay disparity in Bollywood


Over the past years, a long list of Bollywood actresses from Priyanka Chopra to Anushka Sharma and others have raised their voices against pay disparity in the Bollywood film industry. With an increasing number of films portraying women as powerful characters, a demand for equal pay has only been fair. Shah Rukh Khan, who is known to do his bit to give his leading ladies their due credit and even putting their name first in the rolling credits, has spoken up on the need to bridge this wage gap.

In a recent interview, the Badshah of Bollywood spoke up about the need for Bollywood actresses to get their dues, much like their male counterparts. While admitting that he would love the situation to be different in the male-dominated industry, he reportedly said that a female actor should get the same fees as a male actor. When championing the cause for no pay disparity, he also reportedly said that no actor- male or female, should “over-estimate” their performance and “burden the film’s expenses” by charging amounts that go beyond the film’s opening weekend collections.

Shah Rukh Khan will be seen sharing screen-space with two actress – Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, in the Anand L Rai directorial ‘Zero’. The film is slated for a December 2018 release.

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