Sonam Kapoor Says She Gave Up Roles To Protest ‘Ridiculous’ Pay Gap & Can ‘Afford To Do So’

From Kangana Ranaut in the entertainment industry to Indra Nooyi from the corporate world, several women have stepped up to address the issue of pay parity in a workplace. In 2018, SRK admitted it’s a male-dominated industry and the fees differ between male and female actors. Now, Sonam Kapoor has shared her opinion on the matter.

In a recent interview, Sonam said,

“The pay gap is ridiculous. I can stand up to it, but then I don’t get those roles, and I’m okay with that. I can afford to do that. I realised over the past two or three years that I have no right to judge anybody. I’m privileged, so making difficult choices isn’t really f**king difficult.”

Earlier, Taapsee Pannu spoke of the pay gap between genders in the industry saying, “The men who started with me earn 3-5 times more than what I do. And the gap keeps increasing as we go in higher star category.”


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Taapsee also spoke in Kareena Kapoor’s defence when the latter was criticised for hiking her fee for a role in the reimagining of the Ramayana from Sita’s point of view.

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