Aishwarya Rai gets paid more than me: Abhishek

Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan says, Beauty Queen & his wife Aishwarya Rai gets paid more than me. Abhishek’s old interview about his wife Aishwarya’s remuneration has come up again.

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are one of the happiest couple in Bollywood. The pair last appeared together in 2010 in one of the most popular director Mani Ratnam’s ‘Raavan‘.

An old interview of Abhishek regarding wife Aishwarya’s remuneration has come up again. In Bollywood, there is no less discussion and criticism about gender pay inequality.

Many Bollywood actresses have been vocal about this. But there are exceptions. In an interview with filmmaker Sujit Sirkar in 2018, actor Abhishek Bachchan said that his wife, actress Aishwarya Bachchan, was paid more than him in several films.

Abhishek commented, ‘There is a lot of controversy about gender inequality in the film business and in other areas as well. I have worked with my wife in nine movies and in eight of them she has made more money than me.

Abhishek Bachchan & Aishwarya Rai
Abhishek Bachchan & Aishwarya Rai | Collected Pic

Aishwarya Rai Gets Paid More Than Me: Abhishek

Deepika (Padukone) got the highest salary in Piku movie. It’s business and if you’re a salable actor, you’ll definitely get better paid. If you are a newcomer actress and want a salary like Shah Rukh Khan, then it will not happen.’

Abhishek and Aishwarya have worked together in ‘Kuch Na Kaho’, ‘Guru’, ‘Ravan’, ‘Dhoom Two’, ‘Dhai Akshar Prem Ke’, ‘Sarkar Raj’, ‘Umrao Jaan’ and ‘Bunty Aur Babli’. Aishwarya made her cinematic debut in 1997 with the Tamil film Iruvar. And three years later, in 2000, Abhishek entered the film industry with JP Dutt’s ‘Refugee’.

Abhishek and Aishwarya fell in love after starring together in the 2006 film Umrao Jaan. At the beginning of the next year, Abhishek proposed to Priyatma to be his life partner.

Aishwarya gladly responded positively to his marriage proposal. Their marriage was solemnized on April 20, 2006 according to Hindu rites. Four years later, their only daughter Aradhya Bachchan was born.