Priyanka Chopra opens up on pay disparity in Bollywood, reveals, ‘I might receives a commission 10% of my male co-actor’s wage’ | Individuals Information
New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra is without doubt one of the 4 Indians who made it to BBC’s checklist of 100 Girls this yr. Nonetheless, throughout an interview after the identical, the actress opened up on how issues have been by no means simple for her, particularly to start with.
Whereas speaking to BBC, she talked about how she by no means had pay parity in Bollywood, the truth is, in her preliminary days, she was paid 10 % of her male co-star. “I’ve by no means had pay parity in Bollywood. I might receives a commission about 10% of the wage of my male co-actor. It is (the pay hole) giant, considerably giant. And so many ladies nonetheless take care of that. I am certain I’ll too if I labored with a male co-actor now in Bollywood,” she stated. Additional on, she stated, “My era of feminine actors have undoubtedly requested (for equal pay). We have requested, however we have not bought it.”
Talking extra on the biases she confronted as a feminine actor, she stated, “I assumed it was completely OK to take a seat for hours and hours on set, whereas my male co-actor simply took his personal time, and determined each time he wished to point out up on set is once we would shoot.”
When requested about how issues are totally different in Hollywood, she stated that it’s the primary time she is starring as a lead with a male co-star. “Effectively, the primary time it is occurred to me, it has occurred in Hollywood. So I do not know going ahead. As a result of this was my first present with a male actor as a co-lead,” she stated.
She additional talked about how she was referred to as dusky due to her complexion. “I used to be referred to as ‘black cat’, ‘dusky’. I imply, what does ‘dusky’ even imply in a rustic the place we are actually all brown?,” she stated.
In the meantime, on the work entrance, Priyanka Chopra will subsequent be seen in worldwide initiatives reminiscent of ‘It`s All Coming Again To Me`, and `Citadel`. Produced by Russo Brothers, `Citadel` will hit the OTT on Prime Video. The upcoming sci-fi drama sequence is being directed by Patrick Morgan and stars Richard Madden alongside Priyanka.
In Bollywood, she might be starring with Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif in Farhan Akhtar`s `Jee Le Zaraa` which marks Farhan Akhtar’s return to the director’s chair after ‘Don 2’. `Jee Le Zaraa` is reportedly occurring flooring quickly and might be prepared for launch in the summertime of 2023.