Ratna Pathak Shah on male actors romancing ‘betiyon ki umar ki ladkiyan’ onscreen: ‘It is an embarrassment’

Ratna Pathak Shah has mentioned it is a humiliation that senior male actors romance youthful heroines. Speaking with India Today in an interview, the actor additionally recalled her husband Naseeruddin Shah’s position in Vidya Balan’s The Dirty Picture. (Also learn: Monisha and Maya Sarabhai reunite)

Ratna Pathak Shah ccalls it a humiliation that senior male actors romance heroines of ‘their daughters’ age’.

Ratna on senior actors romancing younger heroines

Asked about senior actors romancing youthful heroines onscreen, Ratna mentioned, “My husband (Naseeruddin Shah) was playing a senior actor in The Dirty Picture and he had a scene which required him to go running to his mom and say ‘Ma, main college mein first-class first ho gaya (I topped the college exam with a first-class)’. That was supposed to be a joke in the film, but unfortunately, that is the reality.”

No competitors

“Unko sharam nahi aati to mai kya bolun? Betiyo ki umar ki ladkiyon se ishq ladane mein unko sharam nahi aati to mai kya bolun? (What can I say when they do not feel ashamed romancing women their daughters’ age? What can I say if they are not ashamed of doing it)? It is an embarrassment.” When Dia Mirza, who was additionally current for the interview, recommended that perhaps girls must also be allowed to play such elements, Ratna shrugged and added, “Uh! What is this, a competition?”

Ratna’s new movie

Ratna and Dia have been selling their new movie Dhak Dhak which releases on Friday in theatres. Touted to be India’s first feminine highway journey film, Dhak Dhak options Ratna as Biker Nani who takes a bullet journey to Ladakh’s well-known Khardung-La go, the very best motorable highway on the earth.

More about Dhak Dhak

Dhak Dhak additionally options Sanjana Sanghi, and Fatima Sana Shaikh, other than Ratna and Dia. The movie is directed by Tarun Dudeja who has additionally co-written the movie with Parijat Joshi. Viacom18 Studios produced it in collaboration with Taapsee Pannu and Pranjal Khandhdiya’s manufacturing firm Outsider Films.

Talking in regards to the movie, Ratna had advised PTI in regards to the apprehensions she had earlier than signing it. “When I was offered this film and I had gone to a party and there I had met Arshad Warsi and he said, ‘I’ve heard that there’s somebody making a film about women bikers and they want you to play it? You are going to do it, na?’ I was like, ‘Are you crazy, me on a bike, now?’. He said, ‘They will look after you, don’t be silly, you have to do it’. He gave me so much confidence, then suddenly I felt, ‘I could possibly imagine doing this’.”


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