Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore says if film scripts are written for ageing male stars, the actresses of the same generation should not be ignored.
She cited the examples of Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth for whom scripts are written to suit their age.
Good characters should be written for women too, she urged.
“Somebody asked me what are my wishes. I would say that there needs to be some roles written for a person like Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Wahida (Rehman) ji and myself because Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth seems to be getting them. So, I think that needs to change,” she said while addressing an audience at Times Litfest here.
Tagore said that she would like to write her autobiography but hasn’t set any deadline for that.
“There is a time when you want to go back and you want to review your life, you want to look back basically. I think I want to go through that exercise,” she said.
She denied any connection connection between rising crime against the women and cinema she said it is easy to blame cinema.
“It is so easy to blame the image because the image is paramount. It is always larger than life and you are always creating the image. I don’t think that cinema is bigger than family as an institution. So you have to see what is happening in the society and try change that mindset,” she said.
On the other crime against women is a perennial problem
“There is a mindset that has to be changed – the sense of entitlement of the man. That happens when you are bringing up someone. If you are going to differentiate between a boy and a girl from age zero, then he is bound to grow up with the sense of entitlement,” she added. – CINEWS