Sharmila Tagore On Treatment Of Veteran Stars, “Rules Are Different For Amitabh Bachchan, Directors Call Him ‘Sir’”
Bollywood is an industry where your looks matter a lot. And there has been a huge debate on the short-lived career span of actresses in Bollywood compared to the male counterparts. Sharmila Tagore, one of the most talented and beautiful actresses of her time has opened up on not getting as much work as the actors of her time.
While speaking to Spotboye, Sharmila Tagore opened up on why we don’t get to see her on big screens anymore. She was quoted saying, “This is not something peculiar to me. It happens to all actresses beyond a certain age in our cinema. Even Madhuri Dixit who is a lot younger has not done anything much in spite of Dedh Ishqiya. Whereas the rules are different for Mr Bachchan. He has directors like Shoojit Sircar calling him ‘Sir’ and writing roles for him.”
When Sharmila was asked that except Amitabh Bachchan, all the other veteran actors have disappeared from the big screens. To which, she replied, “I must confess I’m worried about him a bit. We in this family have all had our share of media attention. They place you on a pedestal and then suddenly drop you. At the moment Taimur is not affected because he’s too young to understand what’s going on. But later when he’s older and if the attention is taken away he might get affected. So we are a little concerned . But as Sara said, what can we do about it? Frankly without the media we are not alive in today’s day and age.”