Why fewer scripts for senior female actors, questions Sharmila Tagore


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BRD Medical College: 69 children dead in 4 days; 19 in last 24 hoursVirat Kohli reveals nickname for Anushka Sharma, and it is really cuteOnePlus 5T with a big, full screen display leaked in new imageVeteran Bollywood actress and former Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) head Sharmila Tagore feels there are very few scripts written keeping in mind “elderly” heroines, while the same is not true for their male counterparts. Multiplexes don’t get that because you have a very niche, elite crowd; nevertheless it has helped filmmaking,” she added. “One has to accept that life doesn’t stop there (at a young age). “There are certain films that cannot be passed (by the censor board) and they take precautions, but we should create an environment where people can create films without getting worried; we should work towards freedom of speech and less on curbing it,” said Sharmila. Sharmila also noted the audience’s “healthy appetite for diversity”. Sharmila still faces the camera once in a while, and she has observed changes in the industry. “The screen phenomenon that we had, that was really wonderful to see… watching films with mixed crowds. “In my time, heroines couldn’t do a negative role, but now you can and people accept you. In my time, life stopped at 30 or 40, but it doesn’t have to because life carries on and there are a lot of interesting phases in life which they (the audience) might like,” added the actress, who had made her acting debut at the age of 13 with Satyajit Ray’s “Apur Sansar” (World of Apu), the last in the celebrated Apu trilogy. She also had a successful tenure as the head of CBFC in the past and feels there is need for an environment where filmmakers can create content “without feeling worried”. “The first three days of the film are very important. now that has changed. “In our time, when two or three big films were ready — for example, films of Dilip Kumar or Raj Kapoor — then smaller films had to wait for their release. The girls have to be very young and the man can carry on forever,” Sharmila said. So, I think, Indian films are in a very good place. 2017-10-11T15:03:57+00:00″>
Published:October 11, 2017 3:03 pm

Sharmila Tagore feels there are very few scripts written keeping in mind “elderly” heroines. Films like ‘Piku’ and ‘Neerja’ being made and doing well proves that,” she said. She went on to receive many awards, including multiple National Awards, for her strong portrayals in films like “Mausam” and “Abar Aranye”. (But) allow a film to be released without cuts,” said Sharmila, adding that the current CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi is “liberal” in thought. If there is a ban or some kind of threat and the audience does not come to theatres, it can harm a film. She also feels that while the multiplex culture has helped filmmaking evolve, it has taken away the charm of the big screen phenomenon. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App Her other powerful roles include “Nirjan Saikate”, “Anupama”, “Kashmir Ki Kali”, “An Evening In Paris” and “Aradhana”. But now, films like ‘Newton’ get released, a ‘Masaan’ gets released and get a good niche audience. Check out what’s happening in Bollywood:

 
Focusing on certification is the best solution over censorship, she feels. From then to now, films have become a very coveted profession and the roles of women are getting stronger. She is also the recipient of the Padma Bhushan. “When we were working, acting was not considered a very good profession…. Today, heroines get to play more varied roles,” she added. “If you feel it’s very adult in content, give it an ‘A’ certificate. “So many scripts are written for elderly male actors; these things are not happening for female actors.