"Male Actors Are Valued More In Bollywood" said Anushka Sharma


It has been along days we keep hearing about the neptoism and issues related to after the IIFA Award ended, as now Anushka Sharma has put forward a new a debate of – gender inequality in Bollywood. As per her the Divas in the Bollywood industries also face the gender inequality. 29-year-old actress Anushka scored her maiden Bollywood film not only with Yash Raj Films but also a project starring Shah Rukh Khan.

It was Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008, which got her the Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actress. She is also one of those actresses, who has worked with all THE three Khans of Bollywood – Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir – made an observation which has also been pointed out by several actresses before.

She said- “Male actors are better valued than us in Hindi cinema.”

Anushka few days ago also joined the nepotism debate which resurfaced after Karan Johar appointed Saif Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan to make fun of Kangana Ranaut as previously in a show she commented Mr Karan Johar as the ‘flag-bearer of nepotism’.

Talking to IANS, Anushka said: “I have been launched by a banner like Yash Raj Films. They do not put anything before a new talent. That is their priority. I haven’t faced something like that, I think that people can be treated differently in the same industry. And we should respect that.” However, Anushka clarified, what she said about nepotism doesn’t mean the ways of Bollywood can be hailed as absolutely fair.

She further questions “Who said that the industry was fair? Talking of the gender divide won’t make it go away.”

Anushka as saying, who owns the production house Clean Slate Films.”Films led by female actors do not open to remarkable numbers. As the female actress are trying a lot to change the things by their work, But its difficult”

Taapsee Pannu in a recent interview with PTI, conveyed the something similar but in different words: “It is essential to work with actors or actress including Khans or not Khans as they have a higher market value. They have certain appeal with the masses and we will be able to get that attention from people, we gain from that.””As an actor, what I can do is choose roles that send out a message. As producer, I am trying to foster a new value system that makes content king in the long run,” Anushka recently experimented with her role as a ghost bride in Phillauri.

She has completed her long seven years of Bollywood debut, Anushka took into production with 2015’s crime drama NH10, which cast her in the lead. Her production house also produced Phillauri, the last film she was seen in. In between, She worked with directors like:

  • Yash Chopra (2012’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
  • Vishal Bhardwaj (2013’s Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola)
  • Ali Abbas Zafar (Sultan )
  •  Karan Johar (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)

Anushka Sharma is currently busy with the promotional duties of Jab Harry Met Sejal, co-starring Shah Rukh and releasing on August 4. Next on her roster is spooky thriller Pari, which will also be produced by her and the Rajkumar Hirani-directed Sanjay Dutt biopic.


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