Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore reveals actresses lately have a better chance unlike earlier times in the film industry.
“During our times it was nothing better than a good cry. We had to all look helpless… so, I think these people (heroines today) are having much more fun…,” Sharmila told when questioned if she sees any difference between the actresses then and now.
Sharmila, 72, told that the life of a heroine during her time was not exciting.
“Heroines (then) couldn’t be bad, so Helen had all the fun… heroine’s life wasn’t all that exciting… today’s heroines have the much better chance,” she further added The “Amar Prem” actress tells maintaining a continuity than was difficult.
“Also, we were working in three or four films at a time. So, maintaining a continuity was difficult because today Aamir Khan can put on and lose weight… we couldn’t do all that,” she told.
Speaking about the movies she likes the most out of those she starred in, Sharmila told, “I like ‘Safar’ and ‘Mausam’. People really like ‘Amar Prem’ and ‘Aradhana’. The shelf life of these films is still there… but my favourite is ‘Safar’ and ‘Mausam’.”
About her favourite co-star, she told, “I liked Shashi (Kapoor) very much. He’s a friend. Of course, with Rajesh Khannaji I gave several hits and Dharmendra.”
Sharmila, who made her Bollywood debut in 1959, on Tuesday was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the PhD Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Siri Fort Auditorium.