Radhika Apte has been one of those Bollywood actresses who’s always been bold, be it with her statements or her roles. The actress previously made news for her intimate scenes with Dev Patel in The Wedding Guest but gave a befitting reply to all those backlashing her. This time, it’s the little change post the #MeToo movement and pay parity discussions that she’s been speaking against.
Recently, during an interview, the Lust Stories actress revealed to how things have been spoken of, brought to light but there’s barely any changes that have been noticed. In a conversation during the Times Network India Economic Conclave, Radhika Apte spoke about the pay parity still existing as, “Suppose somebody plays someone’s father and mother, still the father gets paid more money than the mother! There’s absolutely no logic to that.”
Furthermore, regarding the issue, she continued, “There’s no pay parity at all. We don’t need to talk about pay parity like ‘should this A list actress get few more crores than a male A list actor.’ It’s not just that. If an A list actor is getting you that sure shot three crore of money, he should be getting paid more money, talking in broader strokes. But apart from the A-lister, the rest of the cast and crew is also made up of men and women. We don’t have parity there. There’s no excuse to not have parity there. They don’t affect your box office at all.”
The actress also talked about how the #MeToo wave came but there’s barely any impact that could be seen. “Me Too movement came and went. It is disappointing. A lot of things that should’ve changed have not changed. A lot of things have not come out, have not changed. That’s really disappointing,” shared the actress.