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For the longest time we’ve had actors charging more acting fee than any of the leading ladies in the industry. Though today we do have a few actresses like Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone battling it out for gender equality by taking up women-centric films. But this huge difference in gender-based pay still continues to prevail! So it was quite surprising when Anupam Kher made a revelation that Madhuri Dixit was paid MORE than Salman Khan in Hum Aapke Hain Koun!, back in 1994. Yes, can you imagine?
It so happened that Anupam was recently running a gender equality campaign on Twitter is when a woman tweeted to him saying, “The actress r paid less as compared to the actors. Firstly,Gender Equality shld start frm here.Wat u think.” Anupam of course replied in agreement to this but to get the facts right, he further mentioned, “I agree in certain cases it is true. But Madhuri was paid more than Salman in HAHK.”
Given that those were the initial years of Salman’s career, this report is quite justified to an extent. But what’s shocking is the amount that Madhuri charged as her fee. It was reportedly close to Rs 3 crore, same as what Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma are charging today! Quite a trivia for the day, isn’t it?