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Anushka Sharma isn't the kind who would mince words. She is one of the few actresses in the film industry who tells it like it is.

In a recently-done interview, the star spoke about how Bollywood comfortably houses gender discrimination.

Talking about the accessory roles most actresses land, she said how it's acceptable for an ageing actor play a superhero.

"But why is it that only young women are desirable? There is a sexual connotation attached to that. Even if you're not just showing your t**s and a**, what are women bringing to a film, other than their beauty and nakhras? This is also happening because big actors are backing these kinds of films," Mumbai Mirror quoted her as saying.

Tired of the 100-crore-club noise, she says her contemporaries are scared to take risks as success these days are measured by box office numbers.

"This benchmark for success is corrupting the system. Actors are scared to take risks. It is easier for girls to take risks because no one is expecting anything of them anyway," mocked Anushka.

The entire pay divide based on gender is something that irks this leading lady. She also says how actresses are not dumb and that when they're suggesting a change, they aren't being difficult.

"People don't like women with guts in this industry," Anushka further elaborated.

Overwhelmed with "NH10" success, she said she would be producing three films, one of which will also be featuring her.

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