Abhishek Bachchan: Aishwarya was paid more than me in eight of our nine films


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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan have been the ideal couple in B-town. The couple have shared screen space eight times and the couple are now gearing up for their ninth collaboration. Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan will be next seen in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gulab Jamun’.

The wage difference between male and female actors has been a constant topic of debate in Bollywood. Also, several actors have come forward to speak about the pay disparity. Abhishek Bachchan too has joined these celebs and spoken about getting paid lesser than his respective co-actors.

Abhishek Bachchan, who was last seen in ‘Manmarziyaan’, spoke at length about pay disparity at a recent event. The actor revealed the fact that he has been getting paid less than wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The Junior Bachchan said, “I’ve worked in nine films with my wife and in eight of those, she’s got paid more than I have been. The highest-paid actor in ‘Piku‘ was Deepika (Padukone).”

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He went on further and said, “It’s a business and if you are a saleable actor, you get paid accordingly. You can’t be a new actress and demand to be paid the same as Shah Rukh Khan. “

Aishwarya and Abhishek have worked together in films like ‘Raavan’, ‘Guru’ and ‘Umrao Jaan’ amongst others.

Coming back to their next film ‘Gulab Jamun’, it is being helmed by debutant Sarvesh Mewara and is being produced by Anurag Kashyap. ‘Gulab Jamun’ is slated to release in January 2019.