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"The trend of older heroes paired with younger heroines still exists." - Lara Dutta 

Sunday, November 28, 2021 • Hindi Comments

The trend of older heroes paired with younger heroines still exists. - Lara Dutta 

Despite all that it has done to entertain the masses and add to the pop culture of our country, Bollywood has some glaring flaws and one of them is the lack of significant roles for women past their twenties. Since a really long time, male actors have had the privilege of playing romantic leads even in their 50s while females are cast out as soon as they reach their late twenties. Even modern actors like Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan promote this practice by starring alongside actresses who are half their age.

Actress Lara Dutta recently talked about this issue while promoting her upcoming show 'Hiccups and Hookups'. The actress told The Indian Express, "The trend of older heroes paired with younger heroines still exists. Hopefully, common sense will prevail soon. I think things are changing but slowly. Actresses in their 30s were considered gharelu and not sexy, and I think that perception is also now changing."

Stating that things are now improving, Lara said, "The writing has gotten better and fab roles are now written for women. And it’s also because a lot of females are now penning stories and thus it’s more nuanced and layered. I have been reading some amazing content, and hoping we can rewrite the trend soon.”

 

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