Gender pay gap has become a raging issue in the entertainment industry and Bollywood star Deepika Padukone says women should no longer settle for less and demand what they deserve.
The actor, who attended the Time 100 Gala in New York last night, spoke to TIME magazine about developing the confidence as a woman to ask for better pay.
Deepika, star of films like “Padmaavat”, “Piku” and Hollywood film “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”, said women for long have been made to question their worth but there is a shift now.
“You can feel a sense of am I stepping over the line, do I deserve it? But if you believe you deserve it, then you do. For years, we’ve been made to feel we should be OK with settling for less, with sometimes a promise of getting something more later on.
“But I think you should get what you think you deserve. It’s OK to fight for it, and it’s OK to feel uncomfortable initially, because that’s just the way we’ve been made to feel for so long,” Deepika, 32, who features in 2018 TIME 100 list as one of the world’s most influential people, said.
Deepika was hailed as a global star in her TIME profie by her “xXx” co-star Vin Diesel.