Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore has stated that the Hindi movie business continues to be a ‘little ageist’ as ‘highly effective roles go to the lads’. In a brand new interview, she stated that ‘particular scripts’ are being written for actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Anupam Kher, however not for Waheeda Rehman. She additionally lauded Neena Gupta calling her a ‘magnificent actor’. (Also Read | Sharmila Tagore ensured her youngsters realised she’s not ‘neglecting them’, however her work can be necessary)
Discussing the shortage of robust roles for actors of her age, the veteran actor cited the examples of Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, and Maggie Smith. She added that ‘it would occur right here’. Sharmila additionally stated that OTT may very well be a game-changer.
In an interview with news company PTI, Sharmila stated, “We are still slightly ageist, especially with women because powerful roles go to the men. Like special scripts are being written for Mr Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, but not for Waheeda (Rehman) ji and not for many other aging lady actors. Cinema reflects society so the economics of the film matter. Of course, you have to bring in the audience. What comes first, the chicken or the egg… That’s the kind of decision that the captains of the industry have to make. But, things are definitely changing. There are wonderful, more mature actors.”
Sharmila additionally heaped praises on Neena Gupta. She added, “There are wonderful, more mature actors, Neena (Gupta) for instance, she is a magnificent actor. There are many others… OTT is full of wonderful performers. It will take time but it will change.”
Sharmila is making her comeback to movies after 2010’s Break Ke Baad. She can be seen within the household drama Gulmohar, directed by Rahul V Chittella. The actor performs Kusum, the matriarch of the Batra household. Actor Manoj Bajpayee can be seen as her onscreen son Arun within the film.
Gulmohar additionally stars Amol Palekar, Suraj Sharma, Simran Rishi Bagga and Kaveri Seth. It is produced by Star Studios in affiliation with Chalkboard Entertainment and Autonomous Works. Gulmohar will launch on Disney+ Hotstar on March 3. The film is written by Arpita Mukherjee and Rahul.
Source web site: www.hindustantimes.com