Sharmila Tagore said all these things in the interview given to ‘PTI’. However, he praised actress Neena Gupta and called her an amazing actress. Neena Gupta is 63 years old and even at this age she is maintaining her identity by playing powerful roles. But Sharmila regrets that there is no role in the industry for heroines of her age. Citing examples of Hollywood stars like Meryl Streep, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, she pointed out how there are fewer strong roles for older women in Bollywood as compared to the West.
‘Special script for Amitabh-Anupam, not for us’
Sharmila Tagore said, ‘We (Bollywood) are still a bit old fashioned, especially with women as strong characters go to men. For example, ‘special scripts’ are being written for Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher. But not for Waheeda (Rehman) ji and not for many other aging heroines. Cinema reflects the society, so the economics of the film matters. Of course, you have to bring in the audience. But which comes first, the chicken or the egg? Such a decision needs to be taken by the captains of the industry. But, things are definitely changing. Now there are more amazing and mature actors.
Sharmila Tagore praised Neena Gupta
Sharmila Tagore further praised Neena Gupta and said, ‘Now there are many amazing actors like Neena Gupta. Apart from him there are many other actors. OTT is full of such talented actors. It will take some time, but this environment will change.
Sharmila returns with ‘Gulmohar’, to release on March 3
Talk about Sharmila Tagore’s film ‘Gulmohar’, Manoj Bajpayee will also be seen in it. He will be seen in the role of Sharmila Tagore’s son Arun. This film is a story of a family, which everyone can feel like a story in their own house. Sharmila Tagore is in the role of grandmother in ‘Gulmohar’. When she announces that she will be moving to her small house in Puducherry, this is where the fracas begins. ‘Gulmohar’ will release on March 3 on Disney Plus Hotstar.