‘Need roles for actors like Madhuri, Sridevi’
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.