Taapsee Pannu’s Reply To Being Called ‘Lady Akshay Kumar’ Is An Apt Jibe At Pay Disparity In The Film Industry
If you weren’t aware, Akshay Kumar was named one of the top 10 male actors in terms of earnings by Forbes 2020. To say that he has a sizeable income is an understatement and after being constantly compared to him, Taapsee Pannu has asked people to stop. However, not for any other reason except the large wage gap between the two of them.
The upcoming movie Dobaaraa, starring Taapsee Pannu and directed by Anurag Kashyap, has been getting publicity. During a recent interview, Taapsee stated that her cheque doesn’t match Akshay Kumar’s and that he makes a lot when she was compared to Akshay Kumar for acting in many similar types of movies. Akshay is the sixth-richest actor in the world, according to Anurag.
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Anurag Kashyap directed and Ekta Kapoor produced the film Dobaaraa. The movie is set to premiere on August 19. After the 2018 smash Manmarziyaan and the biographical drama Saand Ki Aankh in 2019 this is Anurag and Taapsee’s third project together.
Siddharth Kannan revealed to Taapsee during a recent interview that he just heard a tweet comparing Taapsee to Akshay calling her “Lady Akshay Kumar” for working on so many of the same types of movies. When Taapsee heard this, she asked fans to not do that until her wage matches his and after that, she will accept this compliment graciously. She added that Akshay is the highest earner, the highest taxpayer, and everything else and she doesn’t get paid that much. Anurag Kashyap added that Akshay is the sixth-richest actor in the world. When Taapsee heard this, she remarked that she is not even close to that.
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Akshay Kumar was the sole Indian to appear on the Forbes US list of the highest-paid celebrities in the world in 2019. With earnings of $65 million (about 517 crores), he was ranked 33. Akshay was the sixth highest-paid actor in the world in 2020. According to the magazine, Akshay earns $48.5 million (about 385 crores) a year, with the majority of his income coming from commercial endorsements.