Actress Deepika Padukone says the payment disparity between male and female actors in Bollywood is a concern but it should not become a cause for conflict.
The 28-year-old actress has had a dream run at the box office with back-to-back hits like Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express, Ram-Leela and the latest Finding Fanny.
Deepika says actresses are trying hard to change the irregularity in pay scale in the film industry. "If you comparing our pay scale with the men, then yes it is very less. If you are comparing what girls used to get before and what they are getting in the last one or two years then I can say that there has been a major shift and we are hoping and trying. But this is not a war," Deepika said in an interview.
The actress feels when people give more stress on monetary gain, it compromises the beauty of filmmaking.
"At the end of the day we are all making movies because we all love films and we should not get into the space of negativity where we are discussing who is getting what amount of money. In that process we are losing the beauty of film making. Money is the least important to me. Fans' appreciation is the most important," she said.
When asked whether they will do a film in future, the actress said, "Films are all in destiny. You can't force a film to happen. People do ask me a lot why I have not worked with Salman Khan yet. Both of us would like to work with each other but every film has a time."