Actor Arjun Kapoor believe pay disparity in film industry is a sensitive issue but finds it “crass and rude” to talk about how much one gets paid.

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On the pay disparity in Bollywood, he says it is “not about actors topping actresses”, but for several years it has been the heroes who have generated business at the ticket windows for a film.

“We are not saying that if you give them (actress) more money, we will not work. I have never asked how much my co-star is paid,” Arjun told reporters at ‘Bend the Gender’ event here last evening.

“For many years, there has been a certain growth of business because the main lead is a hero, an actor is the protagonist. The audience is used to seeing certain kind of films,” he said.

He, however, believes that in the last few years things have changed for women in the industry as the commercial success of a film has led to female actors getting more remuneration.

“I hate calling it a woman-centric film, but, for example, if ‘Raazi’ does well, Alia Bhatt will be paid a lot of money for her next film,” he said.

“Like ‘NH 10’ works, Anushka Sharma’s salary will change. It is a sensitive thing to discuss, people’s prices, I find it very crass and rude. I feel this conversation leads nowhere as no one knows the truth except the bank manager and those who make the contract,” he said.

The actor said the situation is not perfect but nowadays there are lot of ways to compensate an actor, like if a film does well, they are paid after the release.