Actresses including Anil Kapoor’s daughter Sonam Kapoor to multi-talented queen Priyanka Chopra, a number of top actresses from the Hindi film industry have showcased their anger regarding the pay difference, which has become a vital part of the movie industry.
Whilst things are gradually taking a ‘U’ turn – dimpled queen Deepika Padukone bagged a whopping amount to work in Padmaavat as compared to her male actors including Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor – there is still a long way to go.
When the media people questioned Rani Mukerji regarding heroines getting paid lesser as compared to male stars, she answered that she is not in favor of money as it does not matter much to her.
Rani Mukerji said, “That’s not what drove me to work. I worked to be happy. My parents took care of my finances.”
Rani took a dig at a few of the actors who have been talking over unequal pay.
“Nowadays, a lot of people who don’t know how to act are also talking of pay parity. It’s important to hone your skills and become good at what you do, money will follow,” she added.
“Actors make money from endorsements or cutting ribbons. Money can come from anywhere,” the actress added.
On the work front, Rani is getting ready for the release of her flick, Hichki, in which she dons the character of a tutor suffering from ‘Tourette Syndrome.’
Hichki will be in cinemas on March 23.
A character that can inspire many, the actress has watched, studied and explored Brad Cohen, the well known motivational speaker, writer and educator from the US whose surprising life tale is the motivation of Hichki.
YRF representative said, “Rani wants to celebrate the life and journey of Brad Cohen and she wants to introduce him as the real inspiration of Hichki to the Indian media and audiences. His life story – of battling prejudice, discouragement and a constant physical challenge – to fulfill a dream is nothing short of heroic. Cohen today motivates and inspires countless people to go for their goal. Rani will present him to the Indian media and Cohen will join on Skype from the US. He is very excited to participate in this press conference and to talk about his journey.”