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Rani Mukerji: People who don't know how to act are also talking of pay parity

India Today logo India Today 12-03-2018

Rani Mukerji smiling for the camera © Provided by India Today From Sonam Kapoor to Priyanka Chopra, many of Bollywood's leading ladies have voiced their displeasure about the pay disparity that exists in the film industry.

While things are slowly changing - Deepika Padukone took home a larger cheque for Padmaavat than her male co-stars, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor - there is still a long way to go.

When Rani Mukerji was asked about actresses getting paid lesser than actors, she said that money did not matter much to her. "That's not what drove me to work. I worked to be happy. My parents took care of my finances," she told Mid-Day.

Rani seemed to be taking a jibe at some of those who have been vocal about unequal pay. "Nowadays, a lot of people who don't know how to act are also talking of pay parity. It's important to hone your skills and become good at what you do, money will follow," she said.

"Actors make money from endorsements or cutting ribbons. Money can come from anywhere," the actress added.

On the work front, Rani is gearing up for the release of Hichki, where she plays the role of a teacher suffering from Tourette Syndrome. Hichki will hit the theatres on March 23.

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(Video provided by IANS)


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