Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who made a reputation for herself in Bollywood earlier than heading to Hollywood, has revealed the pay disparity within the Indian film business.
“I’ve never had pay parity in Bollywood. I would get paid about 10 per cent of the salary of my male co-actor”, mentioned the 40-year-old in an interview with the BBC after making it to its annual BBC 100 Women record this 12 months.
“(The pay gap) is large, substantially large. And so many women still deal with that. I’m sure I will too if I worked with a male co-actor now in Bollywood,” added the previous Miss World 2000.
She revealed that she obtained equal pay to the male lead for the primary time in twenty years of appearing for upcoming American spy drama collection Citadel, which wrapped filming earlier this 12 months.
She performs a spy reverse Scottish actor Richard Madden within the Amazon Prime Video collection, which is anticipated to be a blockbuster and one of the vital costly exhibits ever made.
“My generation of female actors have definitely asked (for equal pay). We’ve asked, but we’ve not got it,” she mentioned.
She bought her large break within the United States in 2015, turning into the primary South Asian to be the lead in a community tv programme with thriller collection Quantico.
However, she mentioned her ethnicity made it tough for her to get mainstream work even in the present day.
“I think maybe I’ve built a certain amount of credibility and so I’m doing interesting work. We’ll see if that’s accepted or not,” she mentioned.
“It’s really hard to be South Asian and Indian in Hollywood. There’s still a long way to go.” – The Straits Times/Asia News Network