Veteran actor and mother of Saif Ali Khan, Sharmila Tagore is the well-known celebrities of Bollywood industry who served more than three decades in the film career. Well, having such a vast experience of cinema, she recently penned down a column for the popular magazine Outlook. She on the column wrote, why Alia Bhatt is the game-changer in the 21st century in Bollywood and how Alia changed the scenario of a heroine in the industry.
“If there’s one aspect of Alia I wish we could all emulate, it’s her ability to laugh at herself. It’s what makes her truly special and adds to her appeal as an every woman,” she writes.
She added, “I have been frequently asked how the image of the heroine in Hindi cinema has changed over the years. The question has often perplexed me. I think what we should ask is whether the image of the Bollywood heroine has changed at all. It seems to me that the so-called changes only manage to camouflage what has remained stubbornly the same, which is not surprising given that the Hindi film industry continues to be male-dominated. And yet, over the last few years, one has been pleasantly surprised with the regularity with which women-centric roles have emerged, as have actresses who have not been afraid of pushing the envelope: Vidya Balan, Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, to name just a few.”
She also discusses Alia’s fearlessness at the box-office. Alia’s real acting skills started after her debut film. Yes, she was not appreciated much for Student Of The Year but, Highway was the film that proved she is the actor with tremendous skills. Sharmila commended Alia for her performance in Raazi and noted how a film made by a woman and it entered in the 100 crore club.
Stay connected to Laughing Colours for more such updates.