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Bollywood actresses can argue all they want about equal pay and substantial roles. What doesn’t seem to have changed is the reality behind the age-old cliché that actresses are each other’s worst enemies.
Fingers are being pointed at a successful actress’ camp waalas who have been going out of their way to prop up their client at the cost of running down her contemporaries.
When news broke recently that a top Bollywood leading lady had made it to a respected international magazine’s list of richest entertainers, this rival actress’ publicists quickly launched a campaign to undermine the achievement, and subsequently to create the perception that their client actually earns more than the star.
Only last week, another top heroine received a coveted award at the annual shindig of a prominent men’s magazine. Not one day had passed since the announcement was made, that the overenthusiastic publicists of the earlier actress began circulating stories that the award was only presented to this actress because their client could not attend the awards event.
The truth is that the actress in question has a thriving career, and one that her rivals must envy. Yet the practice of undervaluing a rival’s achievements to highlight their client’s appears to be a strategy that her team can’t think beyond. Tsk, tsk.