Sharmila Tagore: Men can carry on for ever in this industry 

Sharmila Tagore is known for her roles in Mausam, An Evening in Paris, Kashmir Ki Kali and Aradhana to just name a few. She has always been an amazing actress fighting her way through the patriarchal prejudices of the industry but the veteran actress now feels the need to speak up. 

“So many scripts are written for elderly male actors; these things are not happening for female actors. The girls have to be very young and the man can carry on forever,” she told IANS. 

“One has to accept that life doesn’t stop there (at a young age). In my time, life stopped at 30 or 40, but it doesn’t have to because life carries on and there are a lot of interesting phases in life which they (the audience) might like,” added the actress.