Mumbai: Actress Vamika, who played the role of Sivagami Devi in the Netflix series ‘Baahubali: Before the Beginning’, has so far made over a dozen films in the Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu industries. Recently in an exclusive interview with Jagran.com, Vamika spoke openly about the film industry, casting couch and work culture and gave her opinion on it.
Vamika says, “Everyone in the Punjabi industry used to call me Aishwarya Rai and I got a lot of compliments, but when I came to Mumbai, I found that every girl here looks like Aishwarya Rai in terms of beauty.” Then I realized that there is only Aishwarya Rai. Looks like it won’t work, so it will take a lot of effort. This is where the process of auditions and rejections started and this process showed me the reality.”
When asked about casting couch in the film industry, Vamika says, “Yes, I have heard such stories from many people. Although this has not happened to me in any industry, but the casting couch is definitely there. which I believe.”
On the question of work culture, Vamika says, “Whether it is industry or field, the truth is that all of us women are still grappling with the question that men get paid more than women. Similarly in the film industry too.” This is also. Case. Male actors always get paid more. However, many big actors including Deepika Padukone are fighting for their rights in this matter and are taking the same fee as male actors but still such a big heroine will take a long time to make this change. time to come.”
Continuing, Vamika continues, “Now suppose Deepika Padukone is charging the same fees as a hero in a film, but is there the same status and fees for female assistant directors and other women in the same film?” Got it? That’s why they discriminate. work culture, but also that it won’t get better in a moment, this change will take a long time.”