Farah Khan Rubbishes the Income Disparity Debate In Bollywood

You get what you deserve is what Farah Khan has to offer as a solution to the gender pay disparity in Bollywood.

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Farah Khan hugs Shah Rukh Khan on the sets of <i>Dilwale</i> (Photo: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/SRKUniverseMsia">@<b>SRKUniverseMsia</b></a>)

“You get what you deserve” is what Farah Khan has to say about the debate around female actress getting paid much less than their male counterparts, in Bollywood. She’s of the opinion that an actor’s earnings should be proportional to how much money he or she generates at the box office.

You get paid what you deserve, according to the money that your movie generates. I get much more than a lot of male directors and I also get less than some. But I get paid what I deserve and what I ask for. I feel it’s a business model. Today if Shah Rukh Khan or Salman (Khan) generate Rs 300 Crore, they will not be paid the same as a heroine, who generates Rs 50 Crore.
- Farah Khan, Filmmaker and Choreographer

While many in the industry might disagree with her, she is a bold voice and always makes a strong point on such issues. Read the full Hindustan Times story here.

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