In a latest interview with Filmfare, Vidya Balan opened up about turning 40, body-shaming and about her films, The Soiled Image and Kahaani turning into the primary female-centric films to enter the 100-crore membership.
Balan shared, “I didn’t say that I need to be the primary feminine actor to do commercially profitable women-centric movies. It simply occurred.”
Modest, a little bit reductive to say it “simply occurred” however okay.
She was then requested in regards to the wage disparity in Bollywood and had a really complicated reply, coming from her. We anticipated higher.
“I can not examine my charges with that of the male actors as a result of I’m doing movies the place I’m just about complete and sole. Different actresses, who work with male superstars, are in higher place to touch upon that. However are these women not demanding extra? Are they not getting extra? After all they’re,” she says.
“It’s nonetheless some time earlier than we get equal pay however you even have to contemplate different components. If the person is the central character and goes to herald the audiences, then clearly he’ll receives a commission nicely as a result of he’s proved his box-office value. Once we ladies start to show ourselves increasingly, individuals gained’t be capable to deny us our pound of flesh,” she mentioned.
It is disappointing a trailblazer like her would say one thing so ignorant. Girls will solely get to “show” themselves extra once they’re given the chance; males have already executed so as a result of they have been operating the present and nonetheless are.
You need to write the significant characters meant for girls and research have proven that women-led movies are even beating their male counterparts on the field workplace so no motive why filmmakers cannot take the danger (if you happen to may even name it that) of casting ladies as leads.