Priyanka Chopra Jonas revealed in an interview for BBC’s 100 Women (through The Independent) that her upcoming Amazon Prime Video sequence “Citadel” is the primary time she’s ever acquired equal pay to her male co-stars. Chopra Jonas has been appearing for 20 years.
“I’ve by no means had pay parity in Bollywood,” Chopra Jonas added. “I’d receives a commission about 10% of the wage of my male co-actor. [The pay gap] is giant, considerably giant. And so many ladies nonetheless cope with that. I’m certain I’ll too if I labored with a male co-actor now in Bollywood.”
“My technology of feminine actors have positively requested [for equal pay],” she added. “We’ve requested, however we’ve not acquired it.”
Chopra Jonas detailed different methods during which she contended with sexism whereas engaged on Bollywood productions. “I believed it was completely okay to sit down for hours and hours on set, whereas my male co-actor simply took his personal time, and determined each time he wished to point out up on set is after we would shoot,” she mentioned.
“I used to be known as ‘black cat’ and ‘dusky.’ I imply, what does ‘dusky’ even imply in a rustic the place we are actually all brown?” Chopra Jonas continued. “I believed I used to be not fairly sufficient, I believed that I must work quite a bit more durable, regardless that I believed I used to be most likely a little bit bit extra proficient than my fellow actors who had been lighter skinned.”
Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming “Citadel” hails from “Avengers: Infinity Warfare” administrators Joe and Anthony Russo and options an ensemble forged that’s headlined by Chopra Jonas and Richard Madden. The present is billed as an “action-packed spy sequence” that spans the globe, and it’s being designed to launch spinoff sequence set in India, Spain Mexico and extra.