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Is Bollywood biased towards the men?

We worship the ground on which Bollywood Celebrities walk. I mean literally!! Our lives are as dramatic as any Bollywood movie. We have the brother-sister nok-jhok, we have the maa ka pyaar and pitaji ka aashirwad. We have school boys roaming around in bicycles declaring their undying love. We have just about everything in our real life.

Now, we also have one thing that should really stop. The fact that men take home bigger pay cheques. I mean, it’s quite unfair. Yeah, yeah. We all know that men by nature are more powerful, more talented yada yada yada!.. and hence its okay for them to take bigger pay cheques. But in an industry like Bollywood, I’m pretty sure that BOTH men and women work equally hard.

Come on guys! Equality is something we are all striving for. Why isn’t Bollywood endorsing it then? It’s high time. It really is!

If you look at it, Bollywood is actually the number 1 target of Sexism. Be it in popularity, earnings, profits, or even in the opening and closing credits. The actors are first followed by the actresses. Why?

If you look at their earnings the actors make way more than the actresses. Actually they make triple the amount. Aamir Khan is the highest paid actor in Bollywood. He makes around 40 crore per movie, including the profits shared from the movie.

But when you look at the highest paid actresses who are Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, they make only 3-4 crore per movie. Why is that? How unfair can the society get? It not just movie, even while endorsing brands, actresses are way behind. Salman Khan charges 1.5 crore per advertisement per day where as Vidya Balan charges only 0.25 to 0.5 crore per advertisement per day.

Understood that when it comes to hard labor, men are more compatible and to an extent it is okay from them to take home more wages. But what is it in Bollywood that men do and women don’t? What about talent? Don’t actresses have talent?

What about the numerous times when the movie is hit only because of an item song? What about the times when women have to shed kilos to fit the role? Aren’t they being professional by meeting the directors requirement? Then why aren’t actresses paid more?

Is this what professionalism is? In a country where Bollywood is followed like a religion, are these celebs setting the right example? Well no! The female population in Bollywood should really join hands and take a stand against this inequality.

And please, this not feminism, this is just asking for what is right and what is fair. Either actresses should be paid more or actors should be paid less. It is only fair. Both actors and actresses put in equal amount of hard work.

Actresses go through hours and hours of hair and make up to look perfect on screen. They deserve to get paid as much as the actors do. When it comes to promoting movies, making it spicier with item numbers and steamy scenes, actresses have to step forward. But when it comes to hog the limelight, be the hero, save the day and take a bigger cheque, it’s the actors day!

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What makes Deepika Padukone the queen of hearts

Deepika Padukone is at the highest peak of her career, the highest she has ever witnessed! Personally too, her life seems to be more than a pack of crackers, always taking everyone by surprise. She has been delivering hits after hits from cocktail to race2 to Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and Chennai. Oh! And who can forget the gorgeous Leela in Ram Leela. She is all over the place. With busy schedules and maddening shoots, it’s a wonder how she finds time for all that she does.

It didn’t start off out of the blue for Deepika. She was just an ordinary person with extraordinary dreams. Though hard work is what has drove her to where she is today, luck too has played a small but significant part in her career. Her career kick started with the blockbuster hit Om Shanti Om opposite the king of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan. It was a dream debut and proved out to be the most significant film in her career, as it released alongside Sawariyaa that had star kids Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. Her film created magic, she swept the audience with her beauty and screen presence. Right after her debut she was glorified, she was a goddess over night.

It was around this time that she starting dating the heart throb of Bollywood Ranbir Kapoor. Their relationship was made public at a very early stage and they were continuously under the scanner. They were the most loved couple of Bollywood but suddenly decided to call it quits after two years of dating. Reasons for their break up was never mentioned by either of them but what was made evident was the fact that Ranbir was a Casanova. It was around this time that her career graph stooped low. she was almost written off.

This was probably the most tough time that Deepika went through as she was linked to several men and her films weren’t doing well either. All this didn’t leave her weak, it made her come back stronger. She took her time, made mistakes! Learnt from them and moved on. She was back and with a bang. Her films started doing extremely well. She was now considered an actress and not just a good looking lady. Cocktail happened and Deepika was the goddesses that she was, once again. She is always in the headlines. Be it her movies, boyfriends, endorsement or Ranbir Kapoor. Yes, Ranbir was and still is an integral part of her life. Well lovers or not, they are really close to each other now and seem to be happier now than ever. They are even doing their third film together – Tamasha. And, well how can we miss her alleged boyfriend, Ranveer Singh. They are also doing a film together, another SLB story.

Her latest film to hit theaters is Finding Fanny. And despite sharing screen with some of the biggest names in Bollywood like Pankaj Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah and Dimple Kabadia, Deepy still shines bright like a diamond.

This gorgeous diva is independent! She lives in a sprawling apartments in central Mumbai. She holidays in Tropes, Nice, Cannes and Monte Carlo. She wears designers clothes from across the globe and is seen driving an Audi and BMW. She has built this fairytale land of hers from the scratch. She has dreamed of something and has put in her life and soul to achieve it! Kudos babe! You are a true inspiration!

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Maybe I’ll go bald for a film: Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra, who has managed to pull off different looks in her over decade-long movie career, has sported a bald look for her forthcoming film “Mary Kom”. The actress, who didn’t actually shave off her head, says she may considering going bald if an entire film requires her to do so. For “Mary Kom”, which […]

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It’s London calling for Shahrukh Khan’s SLAM tour

After touring multiple cities in the US in September with SLAM! THE TOUR, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, some of his friends and the “Happy New Year” coterie will take to the stage in London with SLAM+ THE TOUR Oct 5. The stars will perform at London’s O2 Arena. Choreographer-director Farah Khan, actors Deepika Padukone, […]

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Shabana Azmi starts work on short film on domestic violence

Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi, who often raises her voice on gender issues, Saturday began work on a short film on domestic violence. “First day of filming for #Nasheed Faruqis short film#OUTSIDE on domestic violence. Looking 4ward 2 b directed by a girl I’ve seen as a child,” Shabana posted on her Twitter […]

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INTV With Director Sameer Iqbal Patel For Movie Hotel Beautifool

INTV With Director Sameer Iqbal Patel For Movie Hotel Beautifool

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Ranbir Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan at Indian Super League press meet

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Nita Ambani, Varun Dhawan, Sachin Tendulkar, Ranbir Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan at Indian Super League press meets in Mumbai on 28th August 2014.

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Rani Mukerji at Lalbaug Ka Raja

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Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji spotted at very popular Ganpati Lalbaug Ka Raja in Mumbai on 29th August 2014.

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Abhay Deol, Shriya Saran and Preeti Desai at Bare In Black event

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Abhay Deol, Preeti Desai, Punit Malhotra and Shriya Saran seen at the Bare In Black event held at Taj Land End in Mumbai on 28th August 2014.

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Bollywood Celebs celebrates Ganapathi Pooja

Bollywood Celebs celebrates Ganapathi Pooja

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