Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jun 2018 11:05:49


By Sugandha Rawal,

Kajol has been fearless in deciding the course of her career without bothering about the consequences of her actions or taking her gender into consideration before taking a call. The actress says pay parity is essential, but should be decided by box office success more than gender.

“The debate on pay parity is a thought which has been put out. The pay should be according to genre, how the box office is and box office success,” Kajol told IANS.
“Pay equality is coming up to par. To call it a ‘trend’ would be a strange (it is) something that should be a natural fact of life,” she added.

Kajol made her Hindi film debut with Rahul Rawail’s Bekhudi in 1992, and was known as the most natural actress of the 1990s. She was always clear what type of roles she wanted to do, genres she wanted to explore and confident about taking a break to enjoy family time.

“I keep taking a break. Every year I take a break. It is very important for my health. I cannot sum it all up in just one or two sentences. But it has been a long and fruitful journey. I am thankful for everything that God has blessed me with,” added the actress, who got her wax statue at Madame Tussauds Singapore recently.

Kajol is thrilled to get her wax statue, and walked on the red carpet with her daughter Nysa for the first time to unveil it. She says it was a very special moment that she wanted to share with her daughter.

“Actually seeing her all dressed up and standing next to me...was an ‘aww’ moment for me. I was happy that she was there. I wanted her to be there. It was a moment which you want to share with one piece of your life and she was the perfect person to be there with me for it.”

Looking back at her journey, she said, “I have done what I thought was right. Some of it has paid off and some were mistakes. No, I would not call it a mistake, but a learning experience. And I don’t regret one bit of it or any aspect of it.”

Was it easy to work on her own terms?
“It was not easy or difficult. I didn’t think about it. Only, I did what I thought was right. I didn’t pay attention to what everybody was saying and what everybody wanted, which is exactly the way my mother has brought me up.”
Kajol confessed that lessons by her mother Tanuja helped her sail through all the ups and downs.