Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has been vocal about equal pay for both female and male stars in the industry, has said equal remuneration will open happen when solo films of female stars start performing at the box office.
“Somehow professional men are given more remuneration and compensation than women are… As a woman, I don’t understand it, but that’s the world we live in”
However, Priyanka also said the presence of top superstars like Aamir and Salman ensures box office collections of Rs 300 crore.
“I don’t want to take anything away from the male actors who actually bring the audiences in.. when you have an Aamir or Salman on the poster, they (films) make 300 crores”
“But movies with female leads simply do not make that kind of money. The day female lead films make or command that much money, we will make that much too. But for that to happen, the audience needs to watch a movie because it’s got a great story and not just because particular star is in it” Priyanka added.
Priyanka awaits the release of her debut Hollywood film ‘Baywatch’.