Kareena Kapoor is one of the most highest paid actress in Bollywood and has always rallied for pay parity. In a recent interview the actress said that actresses like Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone turning producers will bring in the much needed change.
Now husband Saif Ali Khan who stars as parallel lead in Ajay devgn's Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior has supported his wife and her opinion. In an interview to Pinkvilla, Saif agreed with his wife. “I would say it is terribly unfair. They should get paid as much. I completely agree with her. I think the industry is very economically driven, so the people that pull at the box office get paid more, fair or unfair, it is like that,” Saif said.
To this, Ajay added, “There are actors who are paid less than the girls.” Saif continued, “If the females tomorrow make a film which is shouldered by them and pull them off, immediately their fee will go up.”
Kareena in a recent interview to the New Indian Express had said that it is difficult for female actors to negotiate with producers. She’d said, “The atmosphere is finally changing. We must remember that this is a change that requires a larger social dynamic than just the film fraternity. It has to be overhauled from the level of how a man looks at a woman on the street. But I’m glad that a small part is at least being acknowledged.”
Kareena was most recently seen on screen in the comedy film Good Newwz, opposite Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh. The movie from January 10 onwards will compete with husband Saif's period film on a maratha warrior.
The film opened to positive reviews and minted approximately Rs 38 crore at the box office in two days. Only time will say if Tanhaji will come as a speedbreaker in Good Newwz earnings.
Meanwhile, Kareena is also shooting for Laal Singh Chadha, with Aamir Khan, and will next move on to Karan Johar’s period epic, Takht.