Vidya Balan, who was most recently seen in Jalsa, recently conducted a brief ‘Ask Me Anything’ or ‘AMA’ session with her Instagram fans and followers. In a recent story she posted, the actor invited fans to ask her anything about “women, work, and women at work.” When a fan asked about pay parity, she gave an epic response. Read on to find out.
Vidya Balan is a talented powerhouse who has established a name for portraying powerful female characters on screen. With her performances in films like Kahaani, Dirty Picture, Shakuntala Devi, Jalsa, Sherni, and many others, the actor has been igniting screens and smashing numerous theatrical stereotypes. Moreover, with Shakuntala Devi, Sherni, and Jalsa the three successive OTT films, the actor has achieved a hat trick of popular films on OTT platforms.
In a story post, Balan recently asked her followers for questions about “Women, Work, and Women At Work.” One of her followers asked her, ” Why are women paid less than men?” She replied, “Is sawal ka jawab mujhe bhi chahiye.” (Even I need an answer to this query.)
Vidya Balan On Pay Disparity In Bollywood:
The actor had previously been questioned about pay parity during one of the interviews for a portal. Pay Parity is a discriminatory system in place in the global film industry where women actors are paid less than men actors. When the actor was questioned about it, she answered frankly that she doesn’t have much to say about it because she plays the lead character in the majority of her movies.
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She continued, “But I know that we still have a ways to go as far as our fee is concerned. Even in my genre of movies, there is still a long way to go when it comes to the disparity between the budgets received by male and female actors. But I like to concentrate on how far we’ve come. ”
Balan also stated that there is a significant salary gap between men and women in Bollywood. But she is confident that this gap will close with time. She proclaimed that we would surely fight to close this gap.
The actor just got back after finishing the schedule for her upcoming movie, Neeyat, in London.