It’s an age conundrum: Dia Mirza throws light on ageism issues in Bollywood

Sakal Times
Sunday, 17 March 2019

At a recent event, the actress addressed the age game of Bollywood. Constantly shoved under the carpet, Dia spoke up about being at the awkward age as a woman and the unsaid age filter that applies to opportunities for women in the entertainment industry.

At a recent event, the actress addressed the age game of Bollywood. Constantly shoved under the carpet, Dia spoke up about being at the awkward age as a woman and the unsaid age filter that applies to opportunities for women in the entertainment industry. Dia Mirza said, “In the entertainment business, I find myself having to battle the age perception. There are two aspects to it— one, since I started young, people think I am older simply because I have been around for a while. The second is that I am seen to be at an age where I am not young enough to be cast alongside male actors who happen to my age. At the same time I am not mature enough to play older female characters. It's an age conundrum.”

The actress have been in Bollywood for 18 years now and has carved a niche for herself not just her film but taking a stand on social issues.
 
“Although B town is definitely moving towards more women oriented films and roles, it is a long way before we can say that opportunities are equal for men and women,” added the actress, producer, environmentalist and philanthropist. 

After Sanju, she will be seen in two web series.

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