Kangana Ranaut: An actor’s pay must be determined by the amount of work she does


Kangana Ranaut never minces words and has always been the bold actress in Bollywood. Kangana Ranaut spoke to a leading Indian daily about the need for women to stand united, “When I was fighting for equal pay, many women from my industry started fake articles that they are getting this, that. They started hiking their salaries through their PRs. They do not understand how they are harming themselves. What (change) can happen like this- by running someone down and overriding their cause with your own personal agendas? We have got to collectively fight for it. Women have such an inferior complex that they genuinely believe ki itna mil raha hai bahot hai, aur kya chahiye tumko (You are already getting so much. Why do you want more?)”

Earlier, Kangana had spoken on the same subject by stating, “here are women in the industry who say that if actresses are unable to bring in crowds [in a theatre] that a male star can, how can they demand equal pay. If we, as actresses, keep instilling this inferiority complex in girls, there is no hope for better times.”

“Personally, my logic for remuneration has always been that I have 365 days to work, as much as any male star. An actor’s pay must be determined by the amount of work s/he does. Your gender is no yardstick for it,” Kangana added.

On the work front, Kangana will be seen in Manikarnika-The Queen Of Jhansi as a warrior princess. She will also be seen opposite Rajkummar Rao in Mental Hai Kya?