MUMBAI: Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan has denied the fact that he was paid lesser than his co-star Madhuri Dixit in 1994 blockbuster “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!”, as suggested by veteran actor Anupam Kher, The Indian Express reported.
Anupam Kher during his campaign on gender equality initiative on Twitter, answered to woman’s tweet about the pay disparity in Bollywood: “I agree in certain cases it is true. But Madhuri was paid more than Salman in HAHK (‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!’)”
Asked about Anupam’s statement at a press interaction, Salman Khan initially claimed that he wasn’t aware of it, but later replied: “I don’t think it is true.”
Salman Khan was present at a dance reality show with actors Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty to promote their upcoming film, “Hero”.
Regarding disparity in remuneration, Salman said “It’s all about what people want to see.”
“The busier you get, the more people want to see you, that’s how your price increases. So if you can pull off a solo hero or solo heroine film on your own and the producers, exhibitors and distributors make that money then the producer doesn’t have any problem sharing that money with you. So you can’t demand, you need to command that,” he added.