In the Hindi film industry, there is often talk of women actors and male actors getting equal money for their work. The established actresses of the Hindi film industry and some senior actresses also talk that they never get equal money as the actors of the film, even if they do the same work. And, the same issue was raised by actress Kareena Kapoor while talking to actor Anil Kapoor on her talk show.
When Kareena Kapoor asked Anil Kapoor, “Actors often leave movies in Hollywood when they find out that the actress working with them is not getting their equal money.” Should not all actors be paid equally in the Hindi film industry without discriminating on the basis of gender? What is your opinion on this?’ Replying to this question, Anil said, “You have taken a lot of money from me.”
In this conversation, Kareena Kapoor says that there are some actresses who are now slowly changing the practice. But, most of the actresses in the film industry are those who are still not treated equally. On this, Anil Kapoor shares some conversations during the film ‘Veere Di Wedding’ in the year 2018. The film is produced by Anil Kapoor’s daughter Riya Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi and Anil Kapoor himself.
Anil Kapoor recalls that while making the film ‘Veere Di Wedding’, it was often the complaint of the makers that Kareena Kapoor was demanding too much money. Anil says, ‘My response was something like,’ Man this is asking for more money than the hero. ‘ I said, give it. People kept calling me again and again but I said that Let’s go its Done. When the conversation was going on about money, people called me, then I said clearly, give Bebo what she will ask.
Anil Kapoor even said that in his film career, he has done many films in which he worked with less money. Whereas, the actresses of the film got more money. Yet he never had any problem in working. And Kareena has already said in her statement that she needs the same fees for her films as Akshay Kumar takes for her films. In an argument during the film ‘Good News’, Kareena had said that if seen in the film, she herself is a hero. Whereas, Akshay Kumar got more money.
To this, Akshay Kumar had replied that he is also the producer of the film along with Karan Johar, the producer of the film ‘Good News’. The film will earn half of what it earns, no fees. It is known that Kareena Kapoor and Anil Kapoor have worked together in films like ‘Tashan’ and ‘Bewafa’. There is no discussion in the future, but even if possible, these two actors will be seen in Karan Johar’s next film ‘Takht’ along with Vicky Kaushal, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar.