“It is unfortunate to see an older man play younger parts”: Dia Mirza

Bollywood actor Dia Mirza who has been a part of the film industry for a long time recently spoke about older actors being cast opposite younger actresses.

Recently she said that in women centric stories she hopes that female actors get to play the leading part even when they are older. She said that the truth is that stories are not written for the female older characters as much as the male ones and unfortunate to play younger parts.

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Idea of beauty is always related with youthfulness and feels that is the reason that there is a large interest in consuming younger faces. Dia further said that there are many actresses in their middle ages who are struggling and aren’t being cast because no stories are being written for them.

Dia said that the industry is male-dominated and that older men like to be cast opposite younger girls to extend their own shelf life. She said that it is bizarre to see a 50-year-old man acting opposite a 19-year-old women.

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