Sonali Kulkarni is among the actresses who on one hand performed the on-screen mom of Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, and on the opposite, performed robust feminine roles in a number of movies and internet reveals together with the current ‘The Whistleblower’.
In dialog with IANS, the actress explains why the entire dialog across the age-appropriate roles of feminine and male actors must be modified, including why each single alternative of hers was distinctive.
While the entire dialog of age illustration of feminine characters in Bollywood began to submit the release of ‘Badhaai Ho’ in 2018, the development of the older actors being forged reverse a lot youthful feminine actresses remains to be persevering with. On the opposite hand, feminine superstars have discovered their area in both female-centric movies.
Sonali Kulkarni performed the on-screen mom of Hrithik in ‘Mission Kashmir’ and Salman’s mom in ‘Bharat’; although Salman is 5 years elder to Sonali. She additionally performed the mom of Farhan Akhtar within the movie ‘Toofan’.
Sharing her opinion on the subject, Sonali informed IANS: “For me, each alternative that I made was for a purpose. If I simply speak about my debut movie ‘Cheluvi’ by which I performed a tree, sure, not even a person or a girl however a tree, metaphorically; it was due to the story, and the director Girish sir. When I performed the mom in ‘Mission Kashmir’ I seemed into the graph of the character.
“Yes, in the year 2000 I was much younger to play Hrithik’s mother but a substantial part of the story had my journey as a mother of a young child and wife of Sanjay Dutt who played a police officer. So I did not limit or let go of the opportunity to play such an interesting character, just because I also had few scenes in which the grown-up child was eventually played by Hrithik.”
Sonali Kulkarni went on sharing, “It was the same with the film ‘Bharat’ as well where I was playing the wife of Jackie Shroff. What happened during the Partition and how Janaki Devi’s character goes through so much was an important part of the narrative. So for me, every choice I made, had no formula behind it, it was the demand of the narrative. I am lucky that despite playing those characters on-screen, I was never stereotyped because I also offered films like ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kia’ among many others. So I think the conversation of playing mother on-screen and the age-appropriate roles, need to be changed.”
In the online sequence ‘The Whistleblower’, Sonali performed a journalist. She can even be seen within the new season of ‘Crackdown’ and Samit Kakkad’s ‘Dharavi Bank’.
Asked concerning the casting of male superstars reverse actresses a lot youthful than them and Sonali Kulkarni mentioned, “I think we tend to only highlight the three Khans of Bollywood – Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan. I am saying while they have started playing characters on-screen that flaunt their grey hair, Saif Ali Khan is also a Khan and he has been making some wise choices and delivering some of the finest performance and age-appropriate roles.”
“We again need to shift the focus to actors like him who are really great talent,” she signed off.