‘My Wife Was Paid More Than Me’
Often, we see actresses and also some actors expressing their dissent over the pay disparity in Bollywood and in the southern film industry. The major complaint is that male stars walk away with bigger paychecks than female stars.
But Bollywood hero Abhishek Bachchan has made a stunning revelation. The Junior Bachchan has said that his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was paid higher remuneration than him in 8 out of the 9 movies they have acted together.
Abhishek also revealed that Deepika Padukone was paid the highest remuneration than his father Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan in Piku. Abhishek further said that filmmaking is business and that only saleable actors get paid according to their market. “Newcomers can’t just enter Bollywood and demand that their remuneration should be equal to that of Shah Rukh Khan’s,” Abhishek said.