Six years later, the two have become some of the most sought-after actors in the industry but that doesn't mean their career trajectory has been identical; Varun revealed that a gender pay disparity does exist in Bollywood.
All praise for Bhatt, whom he's worked with on multiple projects since, Dhawan shared: "Why has it taken the trade and the industry as a whole until a Raazi to realise that Alia Bhatt is a big star. Be it Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and even 2 States were all hits and Alia Bhatt was just as responsible for it’s success as I was or Arjun was (Arjun Kapoor was the male lead in 2 States).”
He further added, "He further added, “I would always tell Alia, what are you doing? You take very little money. Are you stupid? Increase your price.”