‘Need roles for actors like Mad­huri, Sridevi’

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Ac­tor Sharmila Tagore (above) be­lieves women should have more sub­stan­tial roles in cin­ema.

“Some­body asked me what are my wishes. I would say that there need to be roles writ­ten for a per­son like Mad­huri Dixit, Sridevi, Wahida (Rehman) ji and my­self be­cause Amitabh Bachchan and Ra­jinikanth seem to be get­ting them. That has to change,” she said.

On whether de­te­ri­o­rat­ing im­age of women in cin­ema is con­tribut­ing to the ris­ing crimes against them, she feels it is easy to blame cin­ema. “You have to see what is hap­pen­ing in the so­ci­ety and try to change that mind­set, which is the sense of en­ti­tle­ment of the man. That hap­pens when you bring up some­one,” she said. “If you dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween a boy and a girl from a young age, he is bound to grow up with a sense of en­ti­tle­ment,” she added. Tagore ex­pressed her de­sire to write her au­to­bi­og­ra­phy. “There is a time when you want to go back and re­view your life. I think I want to go through that ex­er­cise,” she said.

PHO­TOS: MANOJ VERMA/HT

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