Abhishek Bachchan on pay disparity: Aishwarya has almost always been paid more

Abhishek Bachchan is busy prepping for his next, Gulab Jamun which is an Anurag Basu directorial and also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The audience is impressed with his comeback in Manmarziyaan and sources reveal that that Junior Bachchan has signed projects for digital platforms too.

When asked to share his views on pay parity the actor said, “There’s a huge debate on gender parity in the film business and in other industries. I’ve worked in nine films with Aishwarya and in eight of those she’s got paid more than I have. The highest-paid actor in Piku was Deepika Padukone. It’s a business and if you are a saleable actor, you get paid accordingly. You can’t be a new actress and demand to be paid the same as Shah Rukh Khan.”

Point made, Mr Bachchan!