Taapsee Pannu opens up on pay parity in film industry

Actress Taapsee Pannu has talked about pay equality and asked individuals not to blame simply the film industry for it. In a recent interaction, Taapsee highlighted distinctions between male and female-driven movies. The actress shared that with female-driven movies, wait for reviews however in male-driven movies the advance bookings are high.

In an interaction with Bollywood Hungama, Taapsee said, “Pay parity is not about producers not wanting to give money. So, stop blaming the industry only for this problem. It starts from the level where there are not many footfalls when it comes to female-driven film. When it comes to a female-driven film, people wait for reviews more than advance bookings. When it comes to a male-driven film, the advance bookings are so high that the footfalls are collected within the first weekend itself, i.e. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday.”

“For a female-driven film, we have to wait for a Monday because by then, there is ample word of mouth and reviews which give us a brief idea about the film. We have to undergo the review test whereas many male-driven films end up opening big without any of these. So audiences too will have to contribute to this change, that’s when we can bring about the change we desire to see,” she also added.

Taapsee has many movies in the pipeline such as Anurag Kashyap’s Dobaaraa with Pavail Gulati. It is the official Hindi adaption of Oriol Paulo’s 2018 Spanish-language movie Mirage.