Several Bollywood actresses have spoken on gender discrimination in recent times and the latest to join the bandwagon is Anushka Sharma.
During a recent interview with Anupama Chopra on the show titled "Film Companion", Anushka talked a lot about gender bias in the industry in terms of money and privileges like hotel rooms during outdoor shoots.
"When an actor works as a producer, he gets money and later he also gets his share. But when an actress does it, we have to save for the budget of the movie. So, you feel the discrimination. It is not just with money but in general. There is a discrimination in a thing like, if we are out on an outdoor schedule, it is obvious that the male actor will get the better room in the hotel as compared to the female actor," said the "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" actress.
"There might be an actor who is of the same stature as me but he would get paid more money because he is a guy. It's not intentional. It's ingrained. And when I voice such things, they call me an activist. People don't like women with guts in this industry," she added.
Anushka further said that men are able to work in the industry, irrespective of their age but women can get offers only till the time she is "desirable". By the term "desirable", Anushka meant sexual attraction.
Apart from Anushka, other Bollywood actresses who opened up about gender discrimination in the industry are Kangana Ranaut and Priyanka Chopra among others.
Check the interview below.