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“I can stand up to it, but then I don’t get those roles” Sonam Kapoor on pay gap


Actress and model Sonam Kapoor recently opened up about her experience of shooting for Sujoy Ghosh’s film, Blind. The film was shot from start-to-end during ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. Sonam shot for the film in Scotland in January 2021 amid the second wave of the COVID 19 pandemic.

She revealed that they were filming from early in the morning till late in the night. Sonam will be seen playing the role of a blind police officer who begins investigating a serial killer’s case. To essay the role of a differently-abled cop, Sonam recalled how she used to wear white lenses during the shoot and it used to block her vision. She shared that preparations happened over Zoom calls and that she practiced fight scenes and walking with a blindfold on.

“It was intense. We were starting at 3 pm and shooting until 4 am. You’d wake up and have one hour of daylight,” she said.

While talking about her upcoming projects the actress also got candid about the pay gap in the industry. She also admitted that she is privileged enough to afford to stand against it, even if it means not getting certain roles due to her stand. She 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.”

Talking about the about the importance of her craft to her she explained how the depiction of women in films has improved but becoming an equal industry will take time.

Blind is being produced by Sujoy Ghosh, Avishek Ghosh, Manisha W, Pinkesh Nahar, Sachin Nahar and Hyunwoo Thomas Kim.

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