Priyanka Chopra RECALLS Being Underpaid, Reveals She Used To Get Only 10% Of Hero's Salary In Bollywood; ‘I Never Got Equal Pay’
Priyanka Chopra Jonas in a recent interview recalls facing pay disparity in Bollywood and made a shocking revelation!
Global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas is one such actress who has earned a name for herself both in Bollywood and Hollywood. And, with each passing day, she is adding glorious feathers to her hat, and recently she made everyone proud by making it to the list of top 100 global icons across countries. Priyanka was felicitated under BBC’s Top 100 Women Of The Year list. After receiving the award, she spoke about her experience of being underpaid and facing pay disparity in Bollywood.
In an interview with BBC, the desi girl revealed she used to get only 10% of what the leading hero was paid. PeeCee said she was not the only one to face this even all other actresses of her generation had gone through this. Priyanka was quoted saying, “I've never had pay parity in Bollywood. I would get paid about 10% of the salary of my male co-actor. It's (the pay gap) large, substantially large. And so many women still deal with that. I'm sure I will too if I worked with a male co-actor now in Bollywood. My generation of female actors have definitely asked (for equal pay). We've asked, but we've not got it.” ALSO READ: Priyanka Chopra’s Bodyguard’s Identity REVEALED! Kfir Goldin Has Served In Israeli Army And Trained In In Aikido, Judo, Boxing, Wrestling- REPORT
The Mary Kom actress also spoke about getting trolled for her dusty skin tone as she revealed she used to be called ‘black cat.’ “I was called ‘black cat’, ‘dusky’. I mean, what does ‘dusky’ even mean in a country where we are literally all are brown? I thought I was not pretty enough, I believed that I would have to work a lot harder, even though I thought I was probably a little bit more talented than my fellow actors who were lighter skinned. But I thought that was right because it was so normalized,” the actress recalled.
Meanwhile, Priyanka is in a happy space both in her personal and professional life. In January this year, she embraced motherhood and welcomed her first child, daughter Malti with her singer husband Nick Jonas. The couple became parents through surrogacy and announced the arrival of their baby girl on social media.