Actor Farida Jalal says older female actors get typecast in the role of a mother while their male co-stars still get to play meaty characters.
Jalal laments that the older actors often end up playing either mother or wife, which is sad as that is how they get typecast.“My male counterparts like Anupam Kher, Om Puri, Amrish Puri and others get to play different roles like a lawyer, doctor etc. We are given a sari with a border and are told to play a mother or wife. I am dying to play different roles.”
“After a certain age, we are slotted. Nobody thinks a female actor can play different roles other than mother. What can one do? We just have to wait for good roles to come,” Jalal told PTI.