Cinema reflects society, feels Tabu

Acclaimed actress Tabu, whose upcoming film “” is about a 50-year-old man’s relationship with a 26-year-old girl, says cinema does not work in isolation and it always reflects societal choices and concepts.

Though the age gap has been experimented with as a theme several times in Hindi cinema — including in Tabu’s very own “Cheeni Kum” — will there be a time in Hindi films when the female character will be shown older than her male counterpart? “If certain things are accepted in society, then I think films will reflect that.

I think the older man and younger woman concept is more widely accepted in the world and in society, so, we see more of it on-screen. I am sure that societal choices and the way we live will reflect in cinema because cinema is not happening in isolation,” Tabu said.

When Tabu was asked if she feels that actresses have less shelf life as compared to actors in today’s time, Ajay chose to give an answer. He said: “I think this kind of a question is outdated because the time has changed. Today, actresses have more shelf life or as much life as compared to the male actors. It’s not true at all and I am sure everybody will agree with it.” Tabu and Ajay were last seen together in the movie Drishyam.

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