At a time where women are making more of a stand for equal opportunities to those of their male co-stars, there are a few actresses who don’t seem to mind the career gap between males and females at all. Kareena Kapoor Khan in particular apparently has no problem in not being paid as well as actors are.
In fact she doesn’t seem to see what all the fuss is about, “A hue and cry is raised, and so many figures go around. But I’ve never had an issue. I’m not complaining about the fact that I’m not paid well. I don’t know what others get, but I know what I get paid, and the fact is, I’m very happy with that,” Hindustan Times reported Kapoor Khan stating.
She went onto talk about women oriented films, and explain how the industry has really been making those types of films for decades. “I think the audience is accepting of good scripts now. It’s as simple as that. The lead can be a man or a woman. It doesn’t matter. Heroine-oriented scripts have been working since ‘Aradhana’ (1969) and ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ (1972). Karisma (Kapoor) did ‘Fiza’ (2000) and ‘Zubeidaa’ (2001). Every film works mainly because of its entertainment value. For example, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ (2015) is a Salman Khan film, but it’s the story that worked, and the child actor (Harshaali Malhotra) carried the film on her shoulders. It’s good to say that heroine-oriented films are working now, but I think it’s just the good scripts. And we, hopefully, will get a lot more entertaining scripts in the time to come,” she added.
Kapoor Khan herself has been in many films where she plays the lead, such as ‘Chameli’ (2003) and ‘Heroine’ (2012). However being from the Kapoor dynasty as well as her growing fame, it shouldn’t come to a surprise that she feels this way. Having worked so hard, here’s one actress who is commendable.