Sharmila Tagore says ‘particular scripts’ are written for Amitabh Bachchan, not Waheeda Rehman: ‘Highly effective roles go to males’

Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore has stated that the Hindi movie trade remains 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’. (Additionally Learn | Sharmila Tagore ensured her kids realised she’s not ‘neglecting them’, but her work is also important)

Discussing the dearth of sturdy roles for actors of her age, the veteran actor cited the examples of Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, and Maggie Smith. She added that ‘it can occur right here’. Sharmila additionally stated that OTT could possibly be a game-changer.

In an interview with information company PTI, Sharmila stated, “We’re nonetheless barely ageist, particularly with ladies as a result of highly effective roles go to the lads. Like particular scripts are being written for Mr Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, however not for Waheeda (Rehman) ji and never for a lot of different getting old woman actors. Cinema displays society so the economics of the movie matter. After all, you must convey within the viewers. What comes first, the hen or the egg… That is the form of resolution that the captains of the trade should make. However, issues are undoubtedly altering. There are great, extra mature actors.”

Sharmila additionally heaped praises on Neena Gupta. She added, “There are great, extra mature actors, Neena (Gupta) as an illustration, she is an impressive actor. There are numerous others… OTT is filled with great performers. It can take time however it can 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’s produced by Star Studios in affiliation with Chalkboard Leisure and Autonomous Works. Gulmohar will launch on Disney+ Hotstar on March 3. The film is written by Arpita Mukherjee and Rahul.

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