Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan have all enjoyed their good times at the box office. If you have noticed there was a time when Shah Rukh was the king of the box office while Salman just kept getting bad luck. Aamir was always there in the same position, unbothered by the rivalry of these two. As an outsider, you can see that both Salman and Shah Rukh were each given their time. Actually, Shah Rukh was given his time and now it’s Salman’s time. Salman’s hit run at the box office is quite remarkable. So much so that he’s making the other Khans stand up and notice him. It’s quite surprising to see, who would have thought that Aamir Khan would one day praise a Salman Khan film? Who would have though that Shah Rukh would one day accept that he cannot guarantee the same profit that Salman guarantees when it comes to his films. Yes, it’s exactly what Shah Rukh Khan recently said among other things. Read on to find out more.
Shah Rukh Khan Interview
Shah Rukh on not being able to compete with Salman Khan
Let’s look at it like this. I can’t compete with a Salman Khan at the box office; none of us can.
Shah Rukh on other people’s salaries
In other fields like, say, with a male or a female pilot, both are paid equally for what they bring to the table. So a designer, doctor, architect, chauffer or engineer is paid the same, irrespective of gender.
Shah Rukh on salaries in Bollywood
Market forces dictate our payment in the film industry because they define the result at the turnstiles. When we ask for equal pay, a lot of pressure is put on women actors to sell the movie on their own steam. I know that women actors work five times harder and get paid 10 times less than men.
Shah Rukh on making a difference for his actresses
In my own small way, I have asked for their names to appear before mine in credit roll. I attempt to pay them as well as I can in my own productions; I’ve co-produced films with women directors and actors. I believe I am the change. I always see a story from a woman’s point of view, make sure the woman’s role is meaty. Do you know that my walk in Don was fashioned after a lady’s ramp walk? And to be honest, I feel that it’s not entirely a losing battle.
Shah Rukh on the salaries of Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra
Today, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra take home really good pay packets, more than some heroes. And they deserve it. I don’t know if they take more than me or Salman but they’re celebrated for their worth.