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Taapsee Pannu Blames Audience For Pay Disparity In Bollywood 

Taapsee Pannu is against pay disparity but supports Bollywood calling audience equally responsible

Taapsee Pannu is famous for doing women-oriented films in Bollywood. She is one of the actresses in the industry who can self pull-off a movie. The Pink actor has been confident and strong on ideas she expresses be it on equal opportunities or heroine struggles in the game. In the recent past, Taapsee Pannu spoke on pay disparity in Bollywood comparing her recent film budget to the salary of an A-lister actor. Now she has asked the audience to not blame the industry for pay differences. 

The actress who will be next seen alongside Shah Rukh Khan in Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki said the budget of Shabaash Mithu is equivalent to A-lister’s salary referring to male actors. Reacting to pay disparity in Bollywood she claims audiences are equally responsible and producers should not be blamed for not wanting to give money. According to her, any film is commercialized or upraised because of the audience. She mentioned people wait for reviews when it is a women-oriented film but bookings are made in advance when it is a male-oriented film.

She said: “Pay parity is not about producers not wanting to give money. So, stop blaming the industry only for this problem. It starts from the level where there are not many footfalls when it comes to female-driven film. When it comes to a female-driven film, people wait for reviews more than advance bookings. When it comes to a male-driven film, the advance bookings are so high that the footfalls are collected within the first weekend itself, i.e. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday.”

She further said, “For a female-driven film, we have to wait for a Monday because by then, there is ample word of mouth and reviews which give us a brief idea about the film. We have to undergo the review test whereas many male-driven films end up opening big without any of these. So audiences too will have to contribute to this change, that’s when we can bring about the change we desire to see.”

Taapsee’s upcoming release is Shabaash Mithu based on the journey of Indian Women’s team captain Mithali Raj. The movie will uncurtain the struggle of women in blue in the male-dominated sport. The movie that will hit the theaters on 15th July is directed by Srijit Mukherjee and produced by Viacom 18.

Also Read: Taapsee Pannu Uncovers Budget Of Shabaash Mithu

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