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Heroines won't earn as much as heroes for next five years: Siddharth Roy Kapur

bollywood Updated: Sep 14, 2012 21:58 IST

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Session One
Topic for discussion:
Emerging from the stereotype,evolving performances of the Indian female lead
Moderator: Vir Sanghvi
Panelists: Heroine director Madhur Bhandarkar, UTV head Siddharth Roy Kapur and No One Killed Jessica director Rajkumar Gupta

Vir Sanghvi introduces Bhandarkar: He's never been afraid to give roles to women.

Madhur Bhandarkar on his upcoming film: Heroine is based on a lot of people from Bollywood, Hollywood and Southern Film Industry

Siddharth Roy Kapur speaks: Movies that were art cinema earlier are now mainstream.

Bhandarkar draws a comparison: Chandni Bar was made in a budget of 1 & a half crore. Kareena's costume budget in #Heroine was more!"

Roy Kapur adds: Earlier a strong female protagonist was either a devi or a prostitute. Don't think audience wants to see Katrina or Kareena playing Salman's role in #EkThaTiger.

Heroine director Madhur Bhandarkar at Brunch Dialogues

Roy Kapur:

Audience are as sympathetic to all male themes as they are to women themes. They have broadened.

Roy Kapur explains Kareena's costume budget


If you're making a film like#Heroine then you can't buy clothes from Fashion street."- #SiddharthRoyKapur

Roy Kapur drops a bombshell:

Heroines in Bollywood won't earn as much as the heroes in the next five years.


I don't want to make only women-oriented cinema.

Roy Kapur sums up:

#Heroine and #Fashion are #MadhurBhandarkar's best movies

The first session is over! Coming up: the second session w/ Kareena, Karisma Kapoor & Sharmila Tagore!