Mumbai: Kareena Kapoor Khan has finally broken her silence on hiking her fees to play the role of Sita in a mythological drama. Making a strong statement, she told The Guardian that equal pay for both male and female artists has finally become a part of the discussion and she made it quite clear what she wants and that respect should be given.
Reacting to the unconfirmed reports alleging that she asked for Rs 12 crore for playing Sita in the recreation of the Hindu epic Ramayana, she said, “Just a few years ago, no one would talk about a man or woman actually getting equal pay in a movie. Now, there are a lot of us being very vocal about it.”. The speculations invited trolls for Kareena and many accused her of being greedy. “I make it quite clear what I want and I think that respect should be given” she added. Kareena also stated that her request was not about being ‘demanding’, but rather asking for “being respectful towards women.”
Talking about the mythological drama, the film reportedly is being helmed by Alaukik Desai and would require Kareena to undergo training for almost 8-10 months. If reports are to be believed, this film will be the biggest film of Kareena’s career to date.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Kareena will be next seen in Laal Singh Chaddha co-starring Aamir Khan. Helmed by Advait Chandan, the film is a remake of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Grump. The film is scheduled for a theatrical release this Christmas. She has also turned into a producer now along with Ekta Kapoor and Hansal Mehta for a yet-untitled thriller, inspired by a real-life incident, which is set in the UK.