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Salman Khan – ‘Wage Gap Is A Bullshit Talk’

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  •  September 21, 2015


Actor Salman Khan thinks it is nonsense to talk about gender wage gap in Bollywood. According to him, the one who sells is the one who earns.

While speaking to Hindustan Times, the superstar said that the whole discussion is just a “bullshit talk”. He said, “The question is, who is pulling those people into a theatre? If a female star is getting those many people and the producer is making money, the exhibitor and distributor are all making money, then obviously they (female actors) will get that much money, but if it’s a male star, then he will get it.”

Salman gave examples of male actors who are earning less than women, proving there is no such thing called ‘wage-gap’. He continued, “There are so many male stars who get a lot less than many female stars. There are male stars in the Rs 1 to 3 crore bracket, and there are lots of female stars in the Rs 5 to 7 crore bracket, that’s also there, right? Uske bare mein koi kyun nahi bolta? So this whole female ­stars-male stars debate is bulls**t. Whoever is selling, and as much he or she is selling, will get that much.”

Do you support his thoughts?

Of course, one’s worth is decided by one’s potential. However, we can’t overlook what actors like Amanda Sayfried, Halle Berry, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra say about ‘fair-pay’ issue, too!

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