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Komal Panwar

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Farhan Akhtar Stands By Gender Wage System Equality

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  •  December 5, 2015


Singer/Actor/Filmmaker Farhan Akhtar stands in support of co-actors who stand by the equal wage for both genders. He says that he will definitely accept the demand of a woman asking an equal wage while casting her.

I read recently somewhere that there are many female actors, who said they would want to work on a wage system that works even for men and I completely support them. If I want to cast them and they say that to me, then that’s what I’ll give them. But I can only speak about myself in relation to casting for a film,” Farhan told reporters.

He commented that the actresses had full right to say no if they felt they were being underpaid.

“It’s a personal choice. I can never force you to work in my film for a certain amount of money. You have to say yes. But if you don’t say yes, then you won’t work. This is a personal decision and I cannot comment on someone’s personal choice to say what they are happy with and what they are not.”

He further added.

“Every person has the right to think about himself. If you are asked to do a role which might objectify you, don’t do it. You do have the choice of saying no. I do believe they have the right and the choice to be able to change it themselves.”

Well, Farhan, we couldn’t agree more. One needs to stand for their rights to bring forth a change!

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