Actress Waheeda Rahman was announced a few days ago with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Actress Ratna Pathak Shah has targeted this award. Instead of awards, give actresses good work and keep your awards to yourself, she said.
Ratna Pathak Shah and Waheeda Rehman
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Mumbai | 13 October 2023 : Senior actor Naseeruddin Shah His wife and veteran actress Ratna Pathak Shah is currently in the limelight for her upcoming film ‘Dhak Dhak’. The promotion of this film is going on for the last few days. In a recent interview, he has given candid views on various issues. Ratna also revealed that she learned to ride a bike at the age of 65 for her role in the film ‘Dhak Dhak’. Along with this, he also complained that some senior actresses in the film industry are not getting work.
“Keep the prize to yourself”
The prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award was recently announced to veteran actress Waheeda Rahman. But Ratna’s statement about this award has come into discussion. “It is not enough to give great artists awards, they should also get work”, she said. In an interview with Film Companion, she said, “When I look at Meryl Streep (age 74) and Helen Mirren (age 78), I think if they can do it, so can I. I regret that in our country Waheeda Rahman is not getting the roles that she really deserves. She is a very strong actress. All they have to do is put them in a corner with a small reward. Why really? Please offer them good roles. Keep the award to yourself.”
“An actress has no shelf life”
“You have to compromise with how you look. It’s true that your body will constantly change and if I don’t want to tamper with it too much, you have to accept who I am. As a woman I used to think acting has a shelf life. I thought as long as I looked good I could act and then do something else. I can’t believe my thoughts. But it’s true, once I too thought like this”, she added.
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