Along with Rakul Preet Singh, Alaya F, and Huma Qureshi, other actresses that attended were Bhumi Pednekar and Tamannaah Bhatia. The actresses discussed a variety of topics related to their jobs, including the debate over wage equity and whether anything had changed at all in recent years.
Rakul Preet Singh highlighted that there is still a long road ahead in terms of salary parity, while Tammanaah Bhatia stated that women must create a strong market for themselves in order to advance. The actress continued, “I could have as many films worth $100 or $200 crore as my male co-star. Although my job may be valued, it is typical for me to get paid less than he is.
Bhumi Pednekar continued, “The discrepancy existed in the west as well, but the males there fought for women. They stated that they would either accept a pay reduction or receive the same compensation. And even if I don’t want someone to defend me, empathy is necessary. The problem must be acknowledged.
Male actors have developed a market for themselves over time, according to Huma Qureshi. But we must also recognize that through time, men have developed a market. With the 100s of films they have, we can’t compete,” she remarked. Bhumi Pednekar continued, “If the budget is Rs. 125 crores, the males get a good two-digit sum, yet they still expect me to be appreciative. They always make it sound like an opportunity, so you came to me because I lend a little credibility. The actresses in the movies can be changed, according to Rakul Preet Singh.