On the stage of a dance reality show, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore spoke about the evolution of female characters in films and the change in the representation of women in Indian cinema, taking charge of more prominent roles.
"I think the power of women is great in our Indian history. Earlier, women in the film industry restricted themselves to specific jobs like make-up, etc. But today, we have progressed a lot, and women are seen taking charge of bigger roles like directors, producers, and so on and so forth." Tagore said.
The 77-year-old actress is best known for portraying a wide range of characters onscreen with the 1964 romantic film Kashmir Ki Kali or starring opposite Rajesh Khanna in Safar (1970), Amar Prem (1972), Aradhana (1969), Daag (1973) to name a few.