Lara Dutta, who made her OTT debut with 'Hundred', is gearing up for her third OTT outing with Kaun Banega Shikarwati. Fans are eagerly looking forward to the show which also stars Soha Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui among others. In a recent interview, Lara opened up about working in her 40s and how the industry is not kind to female actors of her age.
Speaking to Film Companion, she said, "Honestly, as an actor, I feel age has liberated me. It's finally cut me free from people's expectations of wanting me to fill in the glamorous roles because I am the former Miss Universe. I feel coming in my 40s is the best time for me as an actor. Now, people are looking at my capabilities and talent. The kind of roles I am playing has depth. However, I'll admit that the industry is not kind to you and it doesn't allow women to age gracefully."
The actress further talked about how people comment on female actors who are older and still working. She said, "You have credible actors like Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukerji, and in that matter, even me, yet when they come on screen, people pass comments like 'ab buddhi lagne lagi hai' or 'yaar ab moti ho gai hai' and at the end of the day, you can't help it." ALSO READ:Lara Dutta Says She Is Ok With 'Kissing Onscreen'; Reveals The Reason She Had To Discuss Her Show 'Hiccups And Hookups' With Husband Mahesh Bhupathi
"Like everyone else, even we are ageing. I feel even the audience does not allow the liberty for actors to age gracefully, but I genuinely believe that actors who have come before us are rewriting roles for us. Look at Neena Gupta, Ratna Pathak Shah, they just inspire us. They are doing incredible work," she added.
Talking about Lara Dutta, she will be seen playing the character of Rajkumari Devyani. Kaun Banega Shikharwati is directed and written by Gauravv K Chawla.