While the Hollywood actresses are saying its #TIMESUP for harassers their Bollywood counterparts are trying to fight the gender pay gap.
If reports are to be believed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has quoted a whopping 10 crore pay check in order to give her green signal for the remake of Satyen Bose’s 1967 mystery thriller RAAT AUR DIN which starred Nargis Dutt in lead role who suffers from multiple personality disorder.
Confirming the news that Aishwarya will be doing RAAT AUR DIN remake, producer Prerna Arora of KriArj Entertainment was quoted saying in Mumbai Mirror as, “Working with Aishwarya on FANNE KHAN has been a pleasure. Now, there are two more films we are collaborating on with her. Siddharth Anand will be co-producing the film with me, which is an edgy thriller. This film will see Aishwarya in a double role and we will soon finalise the leading man opposite her.”
Talking about Aishwarya’s apparent fat pay check demand for the film a source close to the development was quoted saying in Mid-day as, “Since Aishwarya has a double role, the film will require extensive preparation. It will be a time-consuming project, which means she will have to let go of the other films that come her way. The fee she has quoted is fair. The producers have agreed to the amount without any negotiation,”
The source further added, “The makers have discussed the tribute film with Sanjay. Since Aishwarya has wrapped up her parts for FANNE KHAN, she will start prepping for the film soon. Though trade insiders are squirming at the possibility of a 44-year-old female actor walking home with a fat pay cheque, producer Prernaa Arora believes that Ash is putting a lot at stake for her film, and the fee is warranted."
Well doesn’t it feels great to read reports where a married actress is paid what she deserves and nobody is bringing her marital status into the equation. We are glad that Bollywood is certainly heading towards the much needed change one step at a time.