Still The Second Sex?

Taapsee Pannu, who next will be seen on screen in ‘Saand Ki Aankh’, has said that actresses still get five to 10 per cent pay as compared to the total payment of male actors, primarily because the audience watches more male-driven films.

“I would like to urge people out there to give an equal chance to films led by females, because only then will change happen. Until now, we (actresses) get five to 10 per cent payment as compared to our heroes and that is because you all probably walk into a male-led films more than you walk into female-led films,” said Taapsee, while interacting with girl students at a promotional event on Thursday in Mumbai.

At the event, Taapsee said that women should support other women to achieve their dreams. “I feel girls need to help other girls to achieve their dreams because we can really make a difference if we join hands. I think we should make everything equal not just at home but also in terms of educational and work opportunities or, for that matter, in terms of equal pay as well,” she pointed out.