The Big B of Bollywood recently confided that Deepika Padukone, his on screen daughter in the critically acclaimed Piku was paid more than him. Fans and the industry have been taken aback by this piece of information coming from Mr. Bachchan himself.
While giving an interview about his upcoming movie PINK by Shoojit Sircar, he said,
‘I dunno if this is relevant or not. Whether because of circumstances this has happened but I can tell you one thing, in Piku, Deepika Padukone was paid more than me and that says two things – one that she is obviously more important than me and two I have lost my price tag because I have been working for so long. Maybe I am not so important.’
The pay disparity in Bollywood is the current topic under discussed widely by the industry members. Many actresses including Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Kareena Kapoor and Sonakshi have all spoken time and again about the wage disparity among genders in Bollywood.