Special scripts written for Amitabh Bachchan but not ageing lady actors: Sharmila Tagore
Mumbai: The Hindi film industry is still a “little ageist” with few roles for women of a certain age like there are in Hollywood for Meryl Streep, Judi Dench or Maggie Smith but things are changing, albeit slowly, says veteran actor Sharmila Tagore.
OTT could be a game changer, says the 78-year-old who returns to films after 2010’s “Break Ke Baad” with family drama “Gulmohar”.
“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 ageing lady actors,” Tagore told media.