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Kangana Ranaut takes an indirect jibe at Alia Bhatt and Taapsee Pannu for justifying pay disparity in Bollywood

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Actress Kangana Ranaut loves to speak up her mind and share her views on anything and everything under the sun. Yesterday, at the trailer launch of her upcoming film ‘Panga’, Kangana took an indirect dig at actresses like Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Taapsee Pannu for justifying pay disparity in Bollywood.

‘Panga’ revolves around women empowerment, so talking about the same at the trailer launch, Kangana said, “I think everybody has a different definition of women empowerment in their minds. I have heard some very successful women justifying the pay disparity in the film industry. I have read in interviews and articles that actresses being okay with their male counterparts getting more money for a project, giving excuses that they bring more to the table. Some even say that an actress has a lesser shelf life. So, if you do not feel empowered, nobody can make you feel empowered. You have to feel like an equal. You should feel that you are equal to others, you also have the same pancreas, same hearts, same kidneys, same eyes and other parts. So, also think that you are equal to others.” 

She further added, “Half of the battle is lost when you think that you do not deserve a certain thing. So, I feel that you are as empowered as you think you are.” 


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Earlier talking about pay disparity, Taapsee Pannu had told Hindustan Times, “I can’t suddenly say that because I am acting opposite Amitabh Bachchan (‘Badla’), Akshay Kumar (‘Mission Mangal’) and Varun Dhawan (‘Judwaa 2’)… I should get the same salary as theirs. Because I won’t get the audience to the theatres as much as they will.”


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Whereas Sonakshi Sinha, who also starred alongside Akshay Kumar in ‘Mission Mangal‘ had said that the point where she stands today, she can’t command the same salary as her male counterpart.

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Alia Bhatt too had said that since she can’t bring the same number of viewers into the theatres as her male counterparts do, she can’t expect the same amount of money invested in her solo films. We wonder what these actresses have to say about Kangana’s latest comment.

Coming back to, ‘Panga’, the film is directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and it revolves around the life of a mother who wants to fulfil her long-cherished dream of playing for the country.

Also Read: ‘Panga’ Trailer: Kangana Ranaut proves how motherhood should never stop one from fulfilling their dreams

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