Pay parity has always been a hot button in Bollywood. Several leading actors, including Priyanka Chopra, Kalki Koechlin, Anushka Sharma and Kangana Ranaut have raised their voice for equal pay as their male counterparts.
In a recent interview, Amitabh Bachchan has made a startling statement that’s quite a welcome change.
Big B took a dig at himself and said that Deepika Padukone was paid more than him for Piku.
“I can tell you one thing, in Piku, Deepika Padukone was paid more than me and that says two things – one that she is obviously more important than me and two I have lost my price tag coz I have been working for so long. Maybe I am not so important,” he said.
The xXx: Return of Xander Cage actor is already one of the top ten highest paid female actors in the world, according to Forbes’.
More power to you, DP!