In Bollywood, you’re only paid more than a man if you’re Priyanka Chopra: Kalki Koechlin

Bollywood actor presented her monologue on patriarchy in Indian society at Jaipur Theatre Festival

Entertainment Desk April 30, 2016
Bollywood actor presented her monologue on patriarchy in Indian society at Jaipur Theatre Festival. PHOTO: VERVE

Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin has moved everyone once again with an intense monologue on patriarchy in Indian society which she first presented in 2014.

The Bollywood actor presented the monologue at Jairangam - Jaipur Theatre Festival on Wednesday. This time around she claimed that the film industry is as patriarchal as the society itself.

Talking about the gender disparity in Bollywood, Kalki said, "Bollywood is as patriarchal as our society," reports Times of India.

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"I once met a producer who asked me about my age and I said, 30. To this, he replied, 'Don't worry, you still have five years left.' Another producer showed me the exact spot on my face where I needed to get a botox," she added.

She further highlighted the pressures female actors have to face. "There's a lot of pressure on women in Bollywood. Objectification of women is very predominant, but I am happy that gradually things are changing," said Kalki.

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"Piku and Queen, both women-oriented films, brought a fresh change in Bollywood."

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Despite the focus towards women-centric films, the pay disparity still exists. "You only get paid more than a man if you are Priyanka Chopra," said Kalki.


Blue Eyed | 7 years ago | Reply Completely disagree with Kalki Koechlin.Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone are also among highly paid actresses in Bollywood.Only Khans are being paid over 40 Crores.These actors are insanely paid and yet they have regrets that men are being paid more than women and all that.Instead of criticising,they should be grateful that they are working in a field which provides them with higher salary than any other profession in the world. As far as looks are concerned,so nowadays men are also being criticised for their looks.They are required to have 6 abs,tall height and fair skin to compete with other guys.So feminists should not have any issue with the amount of their salaries.Saying that men are being paid more than women is as Egoistic as the word Feminism itself.
Parvez | 7 years ago | Reply All those in Bollywood moaning-and-groaning that women don't get paid the same as men because they are women........have been proved wrong. Well done Priyanka.
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