In a recent interview with BollywoodLife.com, Amitabh Bachchan revealed that he was paid lesser than Deepika Padukone, who played her daughter in the movie. He said, “I don’t know if this is relevant or not. Whether because of circumstances this has happened but I can tell you one thing, in Piku, Deepika Padukone was paid more than me and that says two things – one that she is obviously more important than me and two I have lost my price tag because I have been working for so long. Maybe I am not so important.”
Shoojit Sircar, who too was there with Amitabh Bachchan for the interview, clarified, “But I think what’s the harm? If the woman’s character is that then it’s okay. For example, everybody asked me if it’s (Piku) is a woman centric film. I said why? Coz a woman has a stronger character that’s why it’s a woman centric film. But there are many films with only heroes but that is not man centric film. So don’t see a film like coz there’s a woman’s pic on the poster it’s a woman centric film. It’s a cinema, a film a story. She maybe is the hero of the film and that’s how you should see it.”
Is this why Deepika Padukone has been listed as the highest paid actress by Forbes? Well, we send her loads of wishes for her continued success. More power to women!
Amitabh Bachchan will be next seen in Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Pink’ that releases on 16th September 2016.