Sonam to women: Don’t work for those who pay you less
Being a feminist is to understand that it’s about being who you are, not being afraid, and standing up for what you believe is right
-Sonam Kapoor, actor
Of late, many have spoken strongly against gender-bias in remuneration in the film industry. One to speak her mind, actor Sonam Kapoor (right) says that instead of complaining about it, women should stop working with those who pay them less.
“They (women) complain about equal pay and I understand that. If you think you deserve something, fight for it and the best way to do that is by not doing it. So don’t work for those people who you think are not paying you enough. Don’t complain about it,” says the 30-year-old, who takes pride in calling herself a feminist and for always standing up for women-related issues.
“I’m a complete feminist. Being a feminist is to understand that it’s not about boys and girls; it’s about being who you are, not being afraid, and standing up for what you believe is right,” she says.
Earlier, heroines such as Parineeti Chopra and Katrina Kaif were criticised for their remarks that they are “not feminists” but believe in equality. Recently, actor Alia Bhatt said she was a “part-feminist.” Sonam, however, goes on to add that she considers her father Anil Kapoor a feminist too.
“My father is the best person I know because he encourages me and my sister. He treats me as a strong, capable individual and for that he is a feminist. He believes that these girls are more than capable of doing a lot of things which a lot of people are not... I have never been afraid of being who I am, so for me, my father is a feminist in that way,” she says.