A few days back, there were reports stating Kareena Kapoor Khan was offered to play the role of Sita in KV Vijayendra Prasad’s adaptation of Ramayan. However, due to the extreme demands of the character, the actress increased demand a huge hike. She reportedly asked for 12 crores for playing the titular role in tentatively titled Sita: The Incarnation. The news and other nonsensical things attached to it had created a stir over social media.
Usually, Kareena Kapoor Khan is said to charge around 6-8 crores per project. As per reports, the makers were confused when she increased her charges. They started considering a new face for playing the particular role. However, the writer of the film, KV Vijayendra Prasad refuted the casting or approaching Khan. Despite refuting the rumours, the actress was dragged into the unnecessary Twitter drama. Netizens trended #BoycottKareenaKapoor on social media platforms and slammed her for demanding a big amount for playing the role of Sita. Some netizens even dragged religious angle into it.
After getting trolled on social media, Taapsee Pannu spoke in support of Kareena Kapoor Khan. She expressed her anger towards the trolls. Pannu said that if a similar thing was done by a man, the audience would say that his market value has increased.
While talking to Bollywood Bubble, Taapsee Pannu said, “If it would have been a man in that position who would have asked for that much amount, people would have said, ‘His market value has increased. That guy has achieved big success in life.’ It’s because a woman, who is asking for it is called out to be ‘difficult’ or ‘too demanding’. It is always like that. You will always read about this issue about a hike in salary when it comes to women.”
Further, Taapsee questioned that why should Kareena Kapoor Khan not increase her charges? She is one of the biggest female superstars in India. If Kareena demands a certain salary for the time, it’s her job, added Taapsee.