Posted: 06 January 2011 at 10:10am | IP Logged
Originally posted by sakura_
Originally posted by Nuktaacheen
i want to but i don't really agree... yes, they keep pushing off their marriages, because they themselves put the barriers naa... because maybe their husbands would not want their wives to be hmmmm, 'cosy' with the other actors, or maybe because their in-laws would mind, etc... there are other factors, not necessarily to do with the society at large...!
has any of them done things the same way before and after marriage...? kajol's example is the same... marriage itself, i don't think changed anything for her... but she made the call to work only in her own comfort zone...! i think in most cases, taking a break does not work for them too well... because they stop experimenting... and in that time, there are many others to take their place...!
so really, i would not blame the indian audience in general....!!
I agree they create barrier themselves. Their hubby may not like wives merry making with others. In Hollywood, it's safe...u have a rift, you divorce and move on to someone else or sway solo. But in our culture, divorce is considered a taboo. And it's safer for an actress to hold on to her family as well than to be single and try to rejuvenate her almost tanking career.
Also, it's Bollywood and what it demands-- young, good looking actresses who are merely there as eye candies, devoid of pivotal roles (arguably). Once you start to age and look old, there's no room for you to play a female lead any longer in Bollywood. Ironically, this doesn't apply to the male leads. We have 40+ actor romancing 20+ actresses and actresses to tend to age faster nai?? :| :| at least lookwise. Bollywood doesn't normally make movies like 'Queen' or 'Erin Brockovich' or 'Julie & Julia'-- more character driven roles/movies. I guess they don't want to because they don't fare well at the box office.
if the actress looks only a bit older, generally it does not matter... c'mon... raakhee did so many movies with amitabh bachan, and rishi, even when she was quite old... but they at least suited... and that's why i used an example of recent times too, kismat konnection... the movie has to be well made as well naa... a lot of movies of madhuri flopped where she was opposite actors who are younger, but some of them worked too.. it depends, on the movie itself too... mind you, most of the flop movies were pretty crappy... i'm her fan and i did not really like them all that much... so i see why they failed...! the point is, all the 40+ actors, have maintained themselves well... if they become a beach ball, and stop using botox or hair transplants, etc., would they suit their actresses...? no... would their movies work in that case... i highly doubt it...
lol... they should find out before marriage naa, ke whether their families would be okay with it... look at sharmila tagore, or look at malaika... their hubbies clearly don't mind... i doubt ajay would mind either... but kajol chooses to be selective and work with only her friends because they accomodate her schedule... she wants to spend more time with her family and her kids... why would most of the other directors be so accomodating...? their money is on the line... so you gotta consider both perspectives...
i mean, it would be great if things were as we want them to be... but real world does not work like that...! in hollywood too, they couples usually suit each other, of the script is so that it shows the actresses being older than the actor (if the actor is younger)... so really, i don't see too much of a difference... except of course, their own decision (due to whatever restraints)... but i would hardly blame the general audience... it's not their conservative nature that's stopping the actresses from continuing their careers... and more importantly, how many actresses have had their careers effected because of their marriage...??
as someone mentioned, it's more to do with age as well...!