Raashii Khanna bats for ‘better paychecks’ for female artistes: There is a huge gap | Bollywood

Mumbai, Women artists have achieved significant progress whether it is at the Cannes Film Festival or the box office triumph of films such as “Crew” and “Aranmanai 4,” and it’s high time it reflects in their earnings, says actor Raashii Khanna.

Raashii Khanna advocates for ‘improved salaries’ for female performers: There is a significant disparity

At the 77th edition of the esteemed film event, Payal Kapadia‘s “All We Imagine As Light” secured the Grand Prix, the second-highest accolade at Cannes following the top prize Palme d’Or, whereas Anasuya Sengupta of “The Shameless” clinched the best actress honor in the Un Certain Regard segment.

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Khanna, whose Tamil movie “Aranmanai 4” has performed well at the box office, mentioned that the triumph of female-led films such as “Crew” and “Article 370,” is an affirmation for all the female performers of the nation.

“Art and cinema should transcend gender. It’s high time we view it that way. Films like ‘Article 370’ or ‘Crew’ and our movie have merely shown that women are as advanced as men are.

“Even this discussion shouldn’t exist in times where everyone should be treated fairly. The art is evaluated by how it is crafted, not by who is in it. We should also receive improved salaries in films honestly because there is a significant disparity. I hope it happens soon. Seeing those women is an incredible sensation,” the actor told journalists here at the trailer release of the Hindi edition of “Aranmanai 4”, co-starring Tamannaah Bhatia.

Khanna stated there should be no skepticism that women performers can lead a film successfully.

“I am immensely proud of the accomplishments of women. I think it is a proud moment for us to present this film to you and this is what we are bringing to the audience. I hope the number increases further, truly validating our place in the industry,” she added.

“Aranmanai 4,” the fourth chapter in the series, is helmed and penned by Sundar C, who also appears in the film.

Produced by actor-politician Khushbu Sundar’s Avni Cinemax and A C S Arun Kumar’s Benzz Media, the Tamil film garnered over ₹80 crore at the box office since its debut on May 3.

Sundar said she takes issue when people describe a woman’s success as “breaking the glass ceiling”.

“I question why these terms are exclusively used for women because they do not expect women to excel…. I say give them a platform and the wings to soar high, and women can achieve wonders.

“So what we have witnessed at Cannes and with ‘Aranmanai 4’… I believe I can say stop looking at women with a very pre-conceived mindset. Just let them flourish. Just give them a free hand. You never ask a man who has succeeded whether he has broken a glass ceiling… Appreciate women. Equality needs to begin in your mind,” she added.

The “Aranmanai” franchise revolves around a large family who return to an ancestral estate to sell it, only to uncover some supernatural elements in the mansion.

The movie series began with “Aranmanai”, which premiered in 2014, and was followed by two sequels — “Aranmanai 2” and “Aranmanai 3”.

“Aranmanai 4” also stars Ramachandra Raju, Santhosh Prathap, Kovai Sarala, Yogi Babu, VTV Ganesh, Delhi Ganesh and K S Ravikumar in critical roles.

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