While actresses like Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are speaking up on pay parity in Bollywood, it looks like Alia Bhatt has a different view. Alia Bhatt, who in her six-year-long career has delivered blockbuster hit films like Highway, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Kapoor and Sons and most recent Raazi, feels that money shouldn’t be the only thing which should matter. She further went on to say that she might even do a film if she loves the script, ignoring the remuneration.
In an interview with DNA, speaking about her films Alia says “The minute you start believing that you deserve this, then there’s a problem. If you deserve something, you’ll get it. We shouldn’t try and control things.” Alia says she’s ‘not competing’ with anyone else. “I can’t let that affect my choices. I’ll neither undervalue nor overvalue myself because there’s a certain arrogance that comes along with it. Sometimes you do it for the right reasons, sometimes you don’t.”
Comparing her films with that of the Varun Dhawan’s Alia said that the amount invested in any film is proportional to the number of viewers an actor is bringing to the theatres. Talking about the wider audience reach that Varun Dhawan has, the actress was quoted as saying “Investing money in a film is directly co-related to the people you are bringing to the theatre. I’m not delusional that the same number of viewers who go to watch Varun’s movies will come to see my work. He has a wider reach than me. That’s why I can’t expect that the same amount of money, which is invested in his solo-starrers, is invested in mine, too. Also, it’s the subject that makes a film viable. We can’t be categorical about everything because every actor and movie is different.”
Alia Bhatt is one of those actresses in Bollywood who is not afraid of experimenting with her films. Her last film as a solo lead actress Raazi set the cashbox ringing.
The reports of Alia Bhatt not hiking her fee post the success of Raazi too made quite a lot of noise on the internet. While on the other hand, the Bhramstra actress further went on to say that she can even work for a lesser fee if she likes the script. ” “Never say never, but I won’t let go of a movie that I like because of remuneration. I’ll find a way around it. I’ll still do it because the emotional attachment to my work is way more than the monetary one,” said Alia in an interview with DNA.
Alia Bhatt has multiple big banner projects in hand and is currently busy shooting for Bharamstra with Ranbir Kapoor and Kalank with Varun DhThe. Thje actress has wrapped up the shoot for Gully Boy,m where she will be seen opposite Ranveer Singh.