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Sonam Kapoor Stands up Against The Pay Disparity in Bollywood

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Sonam Kapoor against pay disparity: The actress, who acted in Neerja, has never been one to back out from raising some harsh truths faced especially by women. In an interview with midday, she again spoke about the pay gap in the Bollywood industry. Sonam further revealed that she had to let go of some roles because she stood up for equal pay. She further said that she is privileged, so she is okay with it now.

In an interview, the actor said, “The pay gap is ridiculous. I can stand up to it, but then I don’t get those roles, and I’m okay with that. I can afford to do that. I realised over the past two or three years that I have no right to judge anybody. I’m privileged, so making difficult choices isn’t really f**king difficult.”

Sonam Kapoor has been actively standing up for other issues like ‘awareness of breast cancer’ and ‘LGBT Rights’.

Taapsee Pannu also spoke about the issue

Many actresses have raised the issue of unequal pay in the Bollywood film industry. Recently Taapsee Pannu raised the problem of pay disparity among male and female actors. She said that female actors were labelled as ‘difficult’ if and when they asked for an increase in their pay. On the contrary, she added, if a male actor increases his fees then it is considered a sign of success.

Taapsee Pannu said that women-centric films are made on lower budgets. Moreover, the audience response is also really less. The audience celebrates male actors more than female actresses.

Sonam Kapoor’s next projects

Sonam Kapoor is currently shooting her next film ‘Blind’. The movie is a remake of a South Korean thriller. It will be co-produced by Sujoy Ghosh.

Her recent works includes “Ek ladki ko dekha toh aisa laga”; in which she plays the role of Sweety Choudhary.  A young woman who is been pressurised by her traditional family to get married.

In 2019, she was also seen in “The Zoya Factor”. A film based on book by Anuja Chauhan.

The actress has won several accolades for her performance in the film “Neerja”. She won National Film Awards ‘Special Mention’ for the film. International Indian Film Academy Awards nominated her as ‘Best Actress’ for the same film.

Sonam Kapoor is married to the businessman, Anand Ahuja. She keeps on travelling between UK and India. Sonam remains active on social media updating her fans about her ongoing projects. She recently posted on Instagram, her pictures with Vogue. The shoot took place in London,  for the cover of Vogue India magazine.


 

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