Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor appeared as a guest on Kareena Kapoor’s chat show, What Women Want. During the conversation, Kareena discussed about male actors in Hollywood taking a stand for their female co-stars so as to get equally paid on their project. So when Kareena asked if Bollywood actors should also start doing the same, Anil Kapoor instantly replied, “You toh took a lot of money from me” and left her stunned.
When Kareena said that they are breaking barriers and tried to push the topic a bit further by saying, “But like you said, there are still some people..,” Anil went on to narrate what had transpired when negotiations for Kareena were being discussed on Veere Di Wedding with the producers.
“’Yaar, yeh toh hero se zyada paise maang rahi hai.’ Maine bola, ‘De do (‘She is demanding more money than the hero.’ I said, ‘Give it to her).’ They all called me up also, I said, ‘Done.’ They were calling me when the negotiations were on. I said, ‘Bebo jo maangegi, de do (Give Kareena what she wants).’”
He further added, “There are so many films where the leading actress has taken more money and maine khushi khushi kiya (I did the films happily).”
On the work front, Anil Kapoor will be next seen in Jug Jugg Jeeyo. Helmed by Raj Mehta, the film also stars Neetu Kapoor, varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani and YouTuber Prajakta Koli. He will also be seen in crime drama Animal alongside Ranbir Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, and Bobby Deol.