Why's nobody writing roles for us?: Older women actors speak on industry's ageism

Gender in cinemaThe trailer of 'Saand ki Aankh' ignited the debate in Bollywood about the lack of roles for older women; here's what actors in the south said about it.Priyanka RichiThe trailer of the Bollywood film Saand ki Aankh, starring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar, released recently and the young actors who are playing the roles of 60-year-old women shooters, became embroiled in a controversy in no time. Veteran actor Neena Gupta in a tweet questioned why roles written for 60-year-olds were not played by women of the same age but instead given to women who are barely above 30 years. Yes i was just thinking about this hamari umar ke role toe kamsekam humse kara lo bhai — Neena Gupta (@Neenagupta001) September 24, 2019 Many on social media echoed her sentiments, some even coming up with alternative suggestions of older women actors who could fit the bill.

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