It’s bizarre that a 50 plus something actor is paired opposite a 19-year-old actress: Dia Mirza

It’s bizarre that a 50 plus something actor is paired opposite a 19-year-old actress: Dia Mirza


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Often many female actors have spoken about the film industry being male-dominating and several factors related to it. Many times, male actors are questioned about romancing females half their age on the big screen. Moreover, women in their middle age struggle to play the leading ladies and that’s not the case with male stars. Talking about the same, Dia Mirza shared her thoughts during a recent media interaction.
The actor told ETimes, “I hope that this expression of female actors allows them to play the leading part even when they are older. But the unfortunate truth of the matter is that stories are not written for the female older characters as much as the male ones. It is even more unfortunate to see an older man playing younger parts.”
Giving an example of Neena Gupta, who once asked for work on her social media pages, Dia said, “An aberration to this would be an actress like Neena Gupta ji. She literally has said it out loud more than once, ‘I am an actor. I love my job. Please cast me.’ Thankfully, some interesting filmmakers decided to cast her in lead parts that were defeating her age. But there are a lot of actresses in their middle ages who are struggling and aren’t being cast because no stories are being written for them.”
Dia concluded by stating, “The industry is male-dominated. Older men like to be cast opposite younger women to extend their own shelf life. It is bizarre that a 50 plus something actor is acting opposite a 19-year-old actress.”



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