Pay disparity between male and female employees is unfortunately still seen in many organizations and film industry is no different. Recently while talking about women-centric films being made on a lower budget Taapsee Pannu explained that how the audience is responsible for it as well.
Taapsee said, “If a female actor asks more, she is termed difficult and problematic and if a man asks more it’s a mark of his success. Difference is 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.”
Taapsee added that the audience does not celebrate female actors as much as male actors, resulting in lower box office collections for women-centric films. “Even now we struggle with budgets. Everyone hears that since it’s a female-driven film budgets will have to be slashed and that’s because our returns are always unfair in comparison to our male counterparts. And audience is a big reason behind that,” she said.
Recently, Taapsee was seen in Vinil Mathew’s Haseen Dillruba, alongside Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane. There are many more films in her pipeline including, Deepak Sundarajan’s Tamil film with Vijay Sethupathi, Shabaash Mithu based on the life of cricketer Mithali Raj, Looop Lapeta which is the remake of the German hit Run Lola Run, Rashmi Rocket, and Anurag Kashyap’s Dobaaraa.