Sonam Kapoor calls pay gap in industry 'ridiculous': I can stand up to it, but then I don't get those roles

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Sonam Kapoor calls pay gap in industry 'ridiculous': I can stand up to it, but then I don't get those roles

Actress Sonam Kapoor was among the stars who began filming a movie amid the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic and finished in a start-to-end schedule. We're talking about her upcoming film, Blind backed by Sujoy Ghosh. The actress shot for it in Scotland in January 2021 amid the second wave of the COVID 19 pandemic and in a recent chat, she shared details about it. Not just this, Sonam also shared her take on the pay gap in the industry and that she can afford to stand against it, even if it means not getting certain roles due to her stand. 

Sonam talked to Mid-Day about the importance of her craft to her & how the depiction of women in films has improved but becoming an equal industry will take time. Sonam told Mid-Day that the pay gap in the industry is 'ridiculous' and that she can stand up to it. However, she added that in such cases, she does not get those roles. She 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 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.
Sonam Kapoor

Further, she also spoke to the daily about her upcoming film Blind and revealed that during the pandemic, they were filming from early in the morning till late in the night. The film will showcase Sonam as a blind police officer who begins investigating a serial killer's case. To essay the role of a differently-abled cop, Sonam recalled how she used to wear white lenses during the shoot and it used to block her vision. She shared that preparations happened over Zoom calls and that she practiced fight scenes and walking with a blindfold on.

"It was intense. We were starting at 3 pm and shooting until 4 am. You’d wake up and have one hour of daylight," said Sonam to the daily.



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During the filming in Scotland, Sonam had shared several photos and videos from the sets while prepping to play a blind cop. Her photos with director Shome Makhija also gave fans a glimpse into the effort that was put into filming the movie amid the pandemic. A guide dog also joined Sonam in the film and the actress had shared photos of it on her social media handle while the shoot was on in Scotland. Blind is being produced by Sujoy Ghosh, Avishek Ghosh, Manisha W, Pinkesh Nahar, Sachin Nahar and Hyunwoo Thomas Kim. 

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Anonymous : Wow its like she can't win. She just admitted she doesn't get those roles but she can do something about the pay gap and that she finally learned not to speak about shit she does not have first hand experience of. And yet the comments are filthy. The indian audience dent enjoy cinema, they enjoy the tabloid fights. Cut bollywood dow and just keep reality shows like roadies, that's what truly entertains the audience apparently ugh
REPLY 0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : I hope you get paid in time and handsomely. Defending a talentless person like her is a full-time job.
REPLY 1 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : Lol someone plz tell her she's mediocre so she's not in a position to demand a certain pay package. Your and ur kapoor cousins are utterly talentless. You'll wudnt even get roles of junior artist had it not been for ur father
REPLY 6 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : You neither have the grace or charm or beauty to begin with nor the brains of any kind , don't bother with acting its actually a pain to the viewer.
REPLY 14 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : Privileged talentless starkid, no acting or base .nepotism kid
REPLY 13 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : No one is interested in your privileged movies , you don't even know the A of Acting and talk about fee structure rubbish, tapsee has got more talent than your finger, your fashion sense is fake, if not for ghost daddy, ur nothing at all.And even if you do a South Korean copy , you are never going to meet the standards of their acting ,especially Han Hyo Joo , the one who stared in the original movie unlike a lame copy cat like you
REPLY 10 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : Happy that you dont get these roles your acting and fake arrogance is torture enough. Priveledged talentless starkid
REPLY 13 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : go make bab!es you cant act and too old
REPLY 10 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : She can't. She has PCOS.i think they have decided to adopt .
REPLY 2 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : That's fine, buy can you act or get a movie an opening? Kuch bhi.
REPLY 6 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : You should not get any role. And what pay gap? Aren't all your movies were ghost produced by your daddy?
REPLY 9 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : Well that's fine because we don't want to see your awful acting & films anyway!
REPLY 13 3 weeks ago
Anonymous : Now this movie is going to be funny
REPLY 6 3 weeks ago