Lara Dutta on trend of older heroes being paired with younger heroines: "Hopefully common sense will prevail soon"

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    Lara Dutta on trend of older heroes being paired with younger heroines: "Hopefully common sense will prevail soon"

    Lara on older actors being paired with young actresses

    Lara Dutta on trend of older heroes being paired with younger heroines: "Hopefully common sense will prevail soon"

    Lara Dutta has been getting some rave reviews for her performance in the recently released, Hiccups and Hookups. The actress has been winning the hearts of the audiences with her recent work including BellBottoms. Now, in a interview while promoting Hiccups and Hookups, the actress opened up about pay disparity and whether the treatment of women in the film industry has gotten any better after all these years.

    Talking to Indian Express, Lara Dutta said, “I think not just actors, but there are a lot more female technicians, directors, producers and even writers, who have all fought the disparity. And the change is happening for the ones who have managed to create a demand for themselves. From my experience, I can say that I am getting paid better than I was 10-15 years back.”

    She also addressed the age difference that leading male and female actors have in films still. Lara Dutta said, “The trend of older heroes paired with younger heroines still exists. Hopefully, common sense will prevail soon. I think things are changing but slowly. Actresses in their 30s were considered gharelu and not sexy, and I think that perception is also now changing. The writing has gotten better and fab roles are now written for women. And it’s also because a lot of females are now penning stories and thus it’s more nuanced and layered. I have been reading some amazing content, and hoping we can rewrite the trend soon.”

    She also revealed that OTT has some great opportunities now for actors and added, “I think this is the best time for me. I am having more fun and finally getting the kind of roles and projects I always wanted. I didn’t come to the industry to become the top star or get into the number game. I wanted to be an actor, and now I am finally getting to do that.”

    Updated: November 27, 2021 09:18 PM IST
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