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Older actors are now more easily accepted: Vidya Balan

Older actors are now more easily accepted: Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan believes that unlike earlier, audiences are willing to accept older actors as films now are depicting different stages of life instead of just focussing on the allure of youth.

The National Award-winning actor said “Things are no longer same for 30-plus actores now as all kinds of films are being made depicting different stages of life.”

“I think audiences are very ready,” said Vidya when asked about the changes that she has noticed regarding 30-plus actores in Bollywood.

“There were times when there were only love stories and however old the male actor is, the female actors were becoming younger and younger but that’s no longer the case now. People are accepting women in every stages. We are accepting that they can be interesting and desirable even when they are in their 30s. So I feel acceptability has really increased for female actors,” added the 37-year-old.

Having made her cinematic debut in 2005 with Parineeta, an adaptation of a 1914 eponymous Bengali novel, Vidya has proved her versatility through many of her roles. 

Whether it was the manipulative Krishna of Ishqiya; the strong-willed Sabrina in No One Killed Jessica; Vidya 

Bagchi, a woman with a vengeance in Kahaani; an unwed mother in Paa; and the bolder than the boldest Silk in The Dirty Picture, she impressed audiences and critics alike with her acting.


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