“Bravo Lady, You Made Us Proud”
I am very happy today as I am writing this story which proves the power of feminism in the society’s gender wage gap. Why women’s work are valued lesser than men? Why she get paid lesser than her male collegues.
Has anyone thought how she feels to witness this heartbreaking differences when she is contributing equally to the society? I don’t think so, anybody bothers even not many women pay attention towards this discrimination.
Anyways, going against the norms of the society, our very own fashionista and actress Sonam Kapoor slammed the disrespectful offer of the film by a producer and she made the revelation about taking her stand recently.
Sonam came with this revelation lately at the #WeTheWomen event where she in an interview to Indian Express without naming anyone said:
“Recently I was offered a project, which I was excited for, but the money being paid was shit. I made a call and said, this is very disrespectful. There was shock on the other side. I told them, you put me in a position after being ten years in the industry, after giving the most profitable film Neerja a year ago, so please tell me why is it that this is what you decided to give me.”
Sonam went on to add further:
“They were like ‘Our last film with so-and-so star didn’t do well so we don’t have that much money.’ I was like, because of this xyz star whose film didn’t do well, the one person whose film actually did very well you want to underpay me to pay this ‘star’ more? I told them to move on and get someone else as frankly it was very disheartening.”
Sonam also accepted to reject some films due to scanty fee and later those films were grabbed by other actresses:
“There’s too much competition. If I am saying ‘I am not going to do this’ and take a stand, there’ll be another woman who will say ‘it’s okay I’ll do it for this much.’ The point is, we need to stick together, be together. That is not going to happen if you’re constantly trying to pull each other down. It’s a very difficult upward climb.”
If you ask me, I want to give Sonam a loud hoot for her brave move and want other women to show their empowerment and demand an equal credit for their work. With Sonam’s take, a courage should have definitely felt by the other actresses to ask for their right. I still feel that the world is male dominating and they never allow a woman to walk with them and this will be made possible by the joint effort of all the women.
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