Huma Qureshi has been making her mark in the film industry for quite some time now and has recently featured in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi. She performed a dance number titled “Shikayat” in the movie. The disparities in pay between male and female actors have been a debatable topic for a long time. Huma has joined the likes of other B-town ladies in opinionating about the culture paying male actors much more than their female counterparts.
While speaking to a digital platform recently, Huma Qureshi mentioned that women often are not given the credits that they are entitled to. “It is an unfair world”, she adds giving everyone a reality check of the crevices that exist between paperwork and the actual world. Here she highlights the deceitful nature of cinema where everything that seems fair on paper is far from reality.
She stressed the fact that every individual is hustling in their own manner in an attempt to make the world a more equal and fairer place. Speaking about the effort female actors put into perfecting their art and earning their due she further said that emoting through our work and conducting oneself in the best possible way demands equal treatment.
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However, Huma strongly detests giving up and accepting whatever is being handed over and instead presses women to fight for their rights and keep pushing the envelope. She is skeptical on whether or not women will receive 100% parity.
On the work front, Huma has some exciting projects in the offing. She will be starring in Rajshri Trivedi’s Double XL and also a Netflix original titled Monica, O My Darling. Recently Huma wrapped up the shoot for season 2 of “Maharani”, a SONYLIV series.
Among the other stars who have opened up about their concern over unequal pay and demanded higher wages are Deepika Padukone and Kriti Sanon. Reports suggest that Deepika was dropped from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming movie Baiju Bawra for demanding the same remuneration as the movie’s protagonist (and her husband), Ranveer Singh.
In the past, Kriti Sanon has also talked about the fact that payment should be equal to the number of audiences that an actor is able to garner into the theatre and the effort they put in. She also added that women are required to do a female-centric film in order to prove their potential which is not the case for their male equivalents.