At the We The Women event in Mumbai recently, Katrina Kaif said that comparing the box-office collections of female-led films with those headlined by male stars is not fair as the former don’t get the same financial backing.
“I have discussed this issue with a lot of producers I am close to or have worked with. Give female-dominated films, or even those that have a couple of female leads, the same budget and mounting that you give to male stars or those with a combination of male and a female actor. Give that opportunity to a female film and then see what happens,” Katrina said.
She also added that a project with female leads, a great story and a competent director, if given the same budget and scale, “has the potential to do those numbers.” “We just need to see that confidence come from the producers to take that risk and put that investment into the film. Tiger Zinda Hai, War are big action films with huge budgets. If we mount a film, it could be a different film, a comedy, a fun summer blockbuster, if we give that film the same mounting, the audience will feel that this is an event film,” the actor argued.
"“If most of our female protagonists films are small ideas and small in content and smaller in nature, how can the opening be compared to the Dhoom 3’s of the world?” " - Katrina Kaif, Actor
She was also asked if this disparity makes her angry. To which the actor replied, “It doesn’t make me angry, it makes me super passionate because it is my ambition to try and make this happen... I want to see a film with -- not supported by men-- the same budget that you give to the big action franchises.”
(Inputs: Press Trust of India)
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