Katrina bats for pay parity


Mumbai: Katrina Kaif delved into the persistent issue of gender pay disparity in the Indian film industry. Reflecting on her two-decade-long career, she expressed concerns about the lack of significant progress towards achieving pay parity for male and female actors.

Speaking to a entertainment portal, the Tiger 3 actress candidly addressed the issue, acknowledging the ongoing discrepancy in remuneration between male and female-led films.
She highlighted a common argument in the industry, pointing out that box office numbers often determine the pay scale, leading to disparities in earnings between genders. Expressing her viewpoint, the actress emphasised the complexity of determining the most crucial element in creating a successful film, likening it to multiple ingredients in a dish. Kaif stressed the importance of striving for greater pay equality, advocating for a more balanced approach in the industry. Optimistic about positive changes, she noted a gradual shift towards pay parity while acknowledging the industry’s supportive stance.

Sharing insights from her early days in the industry, she revealed her initial struggles with limited savings and her determination to sustain herself. She ultimately found success as a model before venturing into film.
Katrina’s upcoming project, the thriller Merry Christmas, directed by Sriram Raghavan and starring Vijay Sethupathi, will be released in both Hindi and Tamil versions January 12, 2024.

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