Mumbai: Salman Khan says that he wasn't paid lesser than his 1994 blockbuster Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! co-star Madhuri Dixit, as suggested by veteran actor Anupam Kher.
Mr Kher was running a gender equality initiative on Twitter when a woman mentioned about the pay disparity in Bollywood. The Baby actor replied saying:
I agree in certain cases it is true. But Madhuri was paid more than Salman in HAHK.:) https://t.co/rzEUv56YOO— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) September 1, 2015
When asked about the A Wednesday actor's statement, at a press interaction in Mumbai, Salman initially claimed that he wasn't aware of it, but later replied: "I don't think it is true."
Salman was present at a dance reality show with actors Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty to promote their upcoming film Hero. (Also Read: Sooraj, Athiya's New Hero Song Looks Like Salman's Old Song)
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 problems in sharing that money with you. So you can't demand, you need to command that," he added. (Also Read: Kangana Ranaut Reportedly Highest Paid Actress With 11 Cr Pay Cheque)