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Deepika Padukone gives a Classy Reply on Turning Down Films Because of Pay Disparity

Besides a splendid actress, Deepika Padukone does not shy away from voicing her opinion on subjects that matter. After being an active advocate of mental illness, DP talks about pay disparity in the industry...


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Ever since Deepika Padukone made her debut in 2007, there has been no stopping for the actress. Having completed more than a decade in the film industry, Deepika has delivered films that are fondly remembered even today. Right from Cocktail, Chennai Express, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani to Piku, Padmaavat and most recently, Chhapaak, the actress has always outdone herself with every performance.

Besides her impressive professional front, Deepika also holds a strong voice. She has been an active advocate of mental illness and also talks openly about her battle against depression. Recently, she made a bold move by visiting JNU in the wake of the Delhi riots, that had invited trouble against her.

Deepika, who is one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry has also opened up about the evil of pay disparity, based on gender in the business.”I don't think I'll be able to live with the thought knowing that I have been a part of a film, had the same creative contribution or bringing the same value to a film but being underpaid” the actress had said in an interview.

The 34-year-old actress also revealed that she had turned down films because of pay disparity as she will never be okay with being ‘underpaid.’  "I know my track record and what I'm worth. I know that his films haven't been doing well as my films have been doing. It made absolutely no sense. I was okay to say no to that film based on that one thing, as I thought it was unfair,” Deepika asserted.

Meanwhile, Deepika also ventured into production with her last release Chhapaak and will be next seen in Shakun Batra’s directorial also starring Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi.

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