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

As HT columnist Vir Sanghvi introduces the panel comprising film industry stalwarts, here's looking at what Madhur Bhandarkar and Rajkumar Gupta have to say about the evolving performances of the Indian female lead.

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!

First Published: Sep 14, 2012 21:13 IST