Heroine far from being hero in Bollywood: Kareena

Vidya Balan's success story has given actresses the hope for a brighter tomorrow in the Indian film industry. But they have a long way to go, says Kareena Kapoor adding that she will fight for equal "pay cheques" in filmdom.

Friday, March 16, 2012 | 6:05:18 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Posted on: 16 March 2012 at 2:04pm
I Love this comment of her...And the paychecks... what Salman gets and what I get... let's not even get there," said Kareena.

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Posted on: 16 March 2012 at 1:41pm
she is one daredevil..

best of luck to Heroine..

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Posted on: 16 March 2012 at 1:13pm
just loved this interview of Kareena for once and she is so right...more to woman power...Vidya Balan has paved the way...hats of to us Ladies...

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Posted on: 16 March 2012 at 12:11pm
bebo very proud of u on this
she is so correct
apart from vidya none has gone proper chance to showcase their talent and can be called as hero
bebo too got a chance but i seriously believe all great actresses of bollywood need this chance
next i defo want PC to again give a fab performance she gave in fashion and SKM
but i don't want heroines to compare them with heroes and tries to be like them but i want them to set their unique identity

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Posted on: 16 March 2012 at 11:47am
Money obilously depends on the role and I haven't seen many movies where it the plot revolves around a woman and there no guy saving her all the time. Especially where action is required but hopefully it is changing.

And you are right 3 Idiots, Bodygaurd and Ra.One werent your movies, they were more of the Khan's movies. Glad you are not talking false credits.

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Posted on: 16 March 2012 at 10:26am
okay kareena, we understand you want to make a better mark in the film industry but you won't achieve that by thrashing other stars or demanding more money that you really don't need and can donate to the homeless

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Posted on: 16 March 2012 at 7:33am
Maybe she is right with regard to the inequality thing, but her examples defeated her point IMO.

In 3 idiots and Ra.One, she did not have much of a role as compared to the Khans. In Bodyguard maybe, the screen-time was kinda equal but definitely not 3 idiots and Ra.One. So the difference in pay cheque would actually make complete sense.

But I do think there should be more women-centric movies (which would then, incidentally, lead to an improvement of the pay cheque situation), and I'm glad the trend is changing :) Looking forward to 'Heroine.'

I also think that it's such a BS double-standard that brilliant actresses are made to retire/get less roles, once they're in their late 30s while their erstwhile co-stars can romance girls who are literally half their age (and very often suck at acting).

I guess that's kind of changing too. Like with Karishma's come-back and all. But there should be definitely more of that!

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