Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon starter Luka Chuppi is minting good money at the box-office. The movie is marching towards the Rs 100 crore club. The success of the film is largely being attributed to Kartik Aaryan. So, in a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror when Kriti was asked about the same, the actress stated that Kartik alone should not be credited for its success, and it should be equally shared.
She told the leading tabloid, “This business of overlooking the leading lady has been going on for a while and it’s so unfair. I am glad this conversation is finally happening. It’s logical to talk about only the male protagonist when the leading lady doesn’t have a lot to do, but when they are both carrying a film on their shoulders, the credit should be equally shared. Everybody deserves a mention.”
When the actress was asked about male actors being paid more than their female counterparts in Bollywood, she said, “Remuneration should be in sync with two things — your role in the film and your capacity to pull in the audience. There have been instances in the past when actresses have been paid more than their hero. For me, money is important, but never the reason to do a film. The script, my character and the crew are the key considerations.”
Not only this, the actress also reacted on Shah Rukh Khan’s initiative of naming his female co-stars before him in a film’s credits. She said, “It’s great that Shah Rukh sir has taken this step as it encourages others to work towards equality in every profession. It is motivational but cannot be practiced in isolation. I don’t know how much change it will bring about in our society as it needs to be accompanied with several other things to bring women at par with men. If you ask me, it’s best to name the cast alphabetically rather than by gender.”