Actor Kriti Sanon talked about pay disparity in Bollywood and how it’s the best time for women in the Hindi film industry. The actor was talking to news agency IANS about her latest song Aira Gaira from Kalank when she made some important statements. She said that she believes the pay is based on how much traction you are getting at the Box Office with your films and one has to assess many other dynamics as well.
Kriti said that the situation for female actors is getting better at the Box Office as more films riding solely on the shoulders of a woman are getting accepted by the audience. She was quoted by the agency saying, “The situation is slowly but steadily balancing out where female actors are also getting their monetary due. But we still have a long way to go.”
Kriti has been appreciated for her performances in films Heropanti, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Luka Chuppi recently. The actor took the example of women-centric films like Stree and Raazi to explain how the audience is behaving more receptive to content than the presence of stars on-screen. In her interview, Kriti also added that everyone can see content is the kind today and actors should thank the audience for bringing out this change. She said, “The content has today become the king and the deciding factor, which is great. It’s the best time for women in cinema and we have the audience to thank for that.”
Mentioning that she’s grateful that the audience accepted her film Luka Chuppi which challenged the idea of conventional marriage, Kriti said the team of the film wanted to leave the audience with some thought and they did it successfully.
The actor is currently working on Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat: The Great Betrayal with Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt. She plays the character of Parvatibai in the film. Panipat is slated to hit the screens in December this year. The actor also has two more films – Arjun Patiala and Housefull 4 in her kitty.