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Reblogged from madhuri-dixit  70 notes

madhuri-dixit:

"I saw her blooming into a flower from a blossom. A youngster, an actor, a mother … I saw her living every roles because that is what she is, a quiet, straight forward, gentle and a benevolent girl. I never saw her getting tired in a shoot. Once Kajol saw her shooting for long hours and told me, she is like a perfect Hollywood Actress, a directors actress. She gives the director the shot he wants. She is a rare combination of beauty and immense talent. A perfect Hindi dilogue delivery voice, eyes and expressions as lucid as a mirror, a camera loving personality, dance and rhythm perfectly coordinated. And with such exceptional combination, she always stayed so simple at her heart. I never saw her with false pride or throwing star tantrums." 

 Gautam Rajdhakshya
Reblogged from bollymusings  16 notes
do you know the oldest leading actress to ever star in a bollywood film? im so sick of seeing the old khans playing lovers w/ nearly underage actresses etc. they look so busted/bloated next to them. i would trade any of the old khans in to get juhi chawla/aish back on screen. i would love a movie with sid/juhi leading. or something new for once. opinions?
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bollymusings:

Hi there, well, there are some films (not many) that are about aging couples (Saaransh) which have and older female lead, but they are VERY scarce. Recently Rekha at 60 will be the main protagonist of Super Nani. 

The eldest female being awarded with a Filmfare for a leading role was Nutan when she was only 42

The over 40/50 actors look plain ridiculous beside actresses in their 20s. As if they did not realize they are not doing any favours to themselves. The Khans, so influential, should be, in an ideal world, be the ones who would try to make a change by starring with heroines their age, but they are too busy chasing their youthful image to care. 

I am also pulling for a film with an older heroine and a young guy (Madhuri/Ranbir would be my pick), but for that they need a serious justification - while nobody bats an eyelid or tries to justify the huge age differences between heroes and actresses their age. Well, that is sexism in action of course…..