Anil Kapoor had recently appeared on Kareena Kapoor Khan’s chat show ‘What Women Want’ & opened up about wage gap that persists in the B-town. Back in the year 2020, many Hollywood stars had revealed their wages and compared it to their female co-stars so that they could spread awareness about the pay gap. Anil Kapoor who has played a few roles in Hollywood films was asked if Bollywood stars will start standing up for their female co-stars & ask for equal pay.
However, his response stumped Kareena Kapoor as he said
“You toh took a lot of money from me.”
The two have shared screen space in films like Bewafaa and Tashan & will be seen collaborating once again for Karan Johar’s period drama, Takht. Kareena Kapoor in her defence said:
“We are breaking barriers, we are doing that. But like you said, there are still some people…”
Anil Kapoor went on and shared that he had never had qualms when female co-stars were paid an amount more than him. He said it has happened with him on several occasions.
“There are so many films where the leading actress has taken more money and maine khushi khushi kiya (I did the films happily).”
Anil Kapoor recalled an interaction when working with Kareena BTS as a producer for Veere Di Wedding. The actor said that producers had called him when Kareena Kapoor had asked money more than a hero.
“They all called me up also, I said, ‘Done.’
They were calling me when the negotiations were on. I said, ‘Bebo jo maangegi, de do (Give Kareena what she wants),”
He further said.
Kareena Kapoor has been one of the biggest names in the industry for decades & has given some of the biggest hits to the Hindi box office. She is pregnant and is currently enjoying time with her family & will soon be debuting as an author. On the work front, she will be seen in Aamir Khan’s next, Laal Singh Chaddha in 2021.
Kareena Kapoor was set to begin shooting for Takht in March 2020, but the project was postponed due to the pandemic. According to reports, the movie is set in the Mughal era & will revolve around the relationship between emperor Aurangzeb & his brother Dara Shikoh. It casts Ranveer Singh, Janhvi Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar and Vicky Kaushal in pivotal roles.