MUMBAI: South Indian actress Priyamani has stepped forward to defend her colleague Kareena Kapoor for demanding a massive salary for her role as Sita.
Kareena has asked for Rs 12 crores as her fees and faced severe criticisms for the same on social media.
"If a woman is asking for what she deserves I think it is because she deserves it. That is her market thing," said Priyamani.
Earlier Taapsee Pannu had also jumped in to defend Kareena for the same reason.
Kareena is one of the major Bollywood actresses to talk about the pay gap between women and men.
Often times women are paid one-third or one-fifth of their male counterparts.
"Because a woman is asking for it, she’s called ‘difficult’, ‘too demanding’. It’s always like that," said Taapsee.