Today Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh unveiled the trailer of their upcoming film, Good Newwz. The event was held in Mumbai and it was hosted by Karan Johar, who is the producer of the film.
At the trailer launch, KJo was asked about pay disparity. He was asked how he makes sure that his production house, Dharma Productions, balances the pay of the actor and the actress in their film.
The filmmaker said, “We at Dharma Productions have always maintained the ethos of actually making sure that everyone, and I include men and women, artists and technicians and everyone are paid solidly for their craft, art their ability and worth.”
He added, “All of us are here for a blend of commerce and art. None of us are here for just one of them, it’s for both. It’s something that I endorse very strongly. When it comes to female films, we’ve always made sure that actually there has never been a disparity at our end. There is now profit share given. In the near future, you will see a Producer credit given to female-led films where they dominate the film, lead the film, that they must have the humongous part of the pie.”
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Karan Johar also shared that in the future, there will be announcements of women-led films By Dharma Productions which will have strong Producer credits, profit shares and backends.
Coming to Good Newwz, the film is helmed by Raj Mehta and it will hit the screens on December 27, 2019.