Sonam Kapoor has always raised her voice on the issues that have bothered her and she never minces her words. The actress recently opened up about the pay gap between a male and a female actor in the industry.
During a recent interview with Vogue, the ‘Neerja’ actress asserted her opinions on the same and revealed that she stood up to it and lost out on those roles. However, she added that she has no right to judge anybody. According to her, she is privileged so making difficult choices isn’t really difficult for her.
Sonam Kapoor said, "The pay gap is ridiculous. I can stand up to it, but then I don’t get those roles, and I’m okay with that. I can afford to do that. I realised over the past two or three years that I have no right to judge anybody. I’m privileged, so making difficult choices isn’t really f**king difficult.”
The 36-year-old actress’ comments come shortly after actor Taapsee Pannu said the male actors who started their careers with her make 3-5 times more money than her.
Taapsee had also defended Kareena Kapoor, who was criticised for reportedly hiking her fee to play the titular role in an ambitious project, described as a reimagining of the Ramayana from Sita's perspective. Speaking to Bollywood Bubble she said, "If it would have been a man in that position, who would have asked for a particular amount, it would have been looked upon like, 'iski market badh gayi hai (his worth has improved)'. Like that guy has really achieved big success in life. But because a woman is asking for it, she's called 'difficult', 'too demanding'. It's always like that."
Meanwhile, on the career front, Sonam was last seen in a starring role in 2019's The Zoya Factor. She appeared in a cameo in AK vs AK, in which she played a version of herself, alongside her father Anil Kapoor and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.