While we're all in for gender equality and women's empowerment, the recent dialogue surrounding the disparity in fees between male and female actors can get confusiong for the general population if actresses end up sending mixed messages about the topic!
While Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut, Sonam Kapoor and many others have voiced their opinion and taken objection to the practice of male stars being paid more than their female counterparts, our darling Bebo aka Kareena Kapoor Khan seems to have another opinion.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Kareena said, "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".
Speaking about the woman-centric roles these days, she says, "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 did Fiza and Zubeidaa. Every film works mainly because of its entertainment value. For example, Bajrangi Bhaijaan 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."
And we hope to see more of you Bebo!
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