One casting director told me that it is a norm, apparently, to pay men more than women: Sayani Gupta on pay disparity in Bollywood


Joining the pay-disparity debate in Bollywood is Sayani Gupta who has a long list of credible work to her credit. The Article 15 actress recently opened up about the male counterparts making more money in the film industry than her and that it is considered as a 'norm'. 

Asked about the pay disparity in the film industry, Sayani said, “I have been told that the male counterparts get more in the same shows that I am being part of. I do not know, and of course, none of us really go and discuss how much we are getting paid. Kirti Kulhari and I are in the same project, but we do not know how much individually we are making. I think that would be extremely unprofessional to discuss. That is like a bit of a no-go zone, we don’t really know.”

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She added, “There is no balance sheet coming out that we can refer to, and check and say, ‘Oh, this one is getting this much. I am paid this much’. I have been told by one casting director that it is a norm, apparently, to pay men more than women. But, having said that, we do not know. We do not have access to that kind of information.”

On the work front, Sayani was last seen on Amazon Mini TV's Kaali Peeli Tales

(Source: HT NxT)

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