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Taapsee Pannu: Parity in pay only for big opening numbers

Taapse Pannu
Taapse Pannu

Taapsee Pannu believes in demanding parity in pay only if the opening numbers of box office of her movies are as big as her male workmates in the industry.

Taapsee claims that movies like ‘Queen’ and ‘Mary Kom’ are still a rarity in Bollywood. She says, “How many movies like these do you actually come across in a year? Probably one or two maximum. It’s unfair to ask for an equal pay when you’re not getting an equal amount of opening collection.”

“The day the audience walks in the theatre and sees a female protagonist’s film, gives us the same amount of bumper opening of Rs 10-15 crores, that day I will say we need to be paid equally,” she added. She also said, “Right now it’s unfair for producers to give us an equal amount of money because no matter how good the film is, like mine was this year’s biggest opener for a female protagonist film, but if you compare it with other male protagonist, they get far higher (opening)”.

The ‘Pink’ star believes that the concept of male actors getting bigger opening numbers than female actors is something which needs a change.

Taapsee rubbed off rumours claiming that she has been signed for Anurag Kashyap’s next. She said, “Anurag Kashyap has never even approached me with a script, so I don’t know what are these talks of a film about. Right now, I haven’t signed anything. I’ll proudly announce it, you don’t have to wait for any rumour.”

Taapsee will be next seen in ‘Judwaa 2’.