Many B-town celebs have voiced their concern over the issue of remuneration differences between male and female stars in Bollywood. However, Salman Khan disagrees with this debate. He says that there are many male stars who are indeed paid lesser than their female counterparts.
In an interview with Hindustan Times Salman said, “The question is, who is pulling those people into a theatre? If a female star is getting those many people and the producer is making money, the exhibitor and distributor are all making money, then obviously they (female actors) will get that much money … but if it’s a male star, then he will get it. There are so many male stars who get a lot less than many female stars … there are male stars in the Rs 1 to 3 crore bracket, and there are lots of female stars in the Rs 5 to 7 crore bracket … that’s also there, right? Uske bare mein koi kyun nahi bolta? So this whole female stars-male stars debate is bulls**t. Whoever is selling, and as much he or she is selling, will get that much.”
He added, “Today, there are managers who monitor everything, the business is very clear. So whoever brings return on investment gets that much money. Simple.”
Do you agree with Salman on this one?