‘I per­son­ally feel that this is the best time to be in the film in­dus­try’

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Hav­ing spent al­most five decades in the film in­dus­try and with al­most 300 films to her credit — in Bol­ly­wood and re­gional cinema — ac­tor Sridevi (right) is happy with the state of af­fairs of the film in­dus­try. She is glad that the au­di­ence is now de­mand­ing a change, which the film­mak­ers are hap­pily ca­ter­ing to.

“I am very happy that the au­di­ence is will­ing to see some­thing dif­fer­ent [from what has been shown to them in the past]. It’s not only for those who en­joy watch­ing films, but also the fact that it’s giv­ing a push to in­dus­try peo­ple to de­liver good con­tent,” says Sridevi, who was re­cently seen in the re­venge drama Mom.

The ac­tor, who has been a part of hits such as Sadma (1983), Chaal­baaz (1989), Chan­dani (1989) and Mr In­dia (1987), says that work­ing with dif­fer­ent con­tent on screen also gives a sense of chal­lenge to artists.

“It’s a great thing for an ac­tor as well be­cause you progress in your work only when you get to do dif­fer­ent [kinds of] films. I per­son­ally feel that this, in­deed, is the best time to be in the in­dus­try,” adds Sridevi.

About con­stant spec­u­la­tions per­tain­ing to her daugh­ters, Jhanvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor’s Bol­ly­wood de­but, Sridevi says, “As a mother, I am def­i­nitely con­cerned and wor­ried about them. But the time has changed and you have to ac­cept and be pos­i­tive about it, and give your best.”

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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