Sonam to women: Don’t work for those who pay you less

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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.

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