I felt uncomfortable when I was working with elderly heroes: Isha Kopikkar

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Published June 23, 2024 at 4:57pm

    I thought this was the norm: Isha

    Some of them had maintained themselves very well: Isha

    Audience is not foolish: Isha

Bollywood actress Isha Kopikkar had considerable screen presence in the 2000s.She however appeared in films less frequently in the subsequent decades. In a recent interview with Siddharth Kannan she addressed a series of issues she felt were prevalent in Bollywood. Among them, she touched upon the age gap between the male lead and the female lead in many films. “You do feel uncomfortable when you work with someone 30 or 20 years older than you. I felt uncomfortable when I was working with elderly heroes. You don’t get the feeling like you are hugging your partner or lover, you feel like you are hugging your father. I used to feel that way. I was new, I thought this was the norm. You are an actor; you focus on your part and forget they are elderly. You wouldn’t feel cringe with everyone, some of them had maintained themselves very well and wouldn’t look their age, but some obviously had that air and demeanour of a senior, due to age and experience in the industry,” Isha said. 

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She talked about the negative response among the audience to such a visible age gap. She highlighted that social media has thrown light on this discourse. “They should understand what they look and accordingly play the part. I hope this changes, because the audience is not foolish. I have seen them in theatres saying, ‘Ye kitna buddha lag raha hai, ghar pe baith; apni beti ki umar ki ladki saath romance kar raha hai’ (He’s so old. Sit at home. You are being romantic with someone of your daughter’s age). They say this bluntly, which is the truth. Because of social media, everyone knows this,” Isha added.

I felt uncomfortable when I was working with elderly heroes: Isha Kopikkar

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    I thought this was the norm: Isha

    Some of them had maintained themselves very well: Isha

    Audience is not foolish: Isha

Bollywood actress Isha Kopikkar had considerable screen presence in the 2000s.She however appeared in films less frequently in the subsequent decades. In a recent interview with Siddharth Kannan she addressed a series of issues she felt were prevalent in Bollywood. Among them, she touched upon the age gap between the male lead and the female lead in many films. “You do feel uncomfortable when you work with someone 30 or 20 years older than you. I felt uncomfortable when I was working with elderly heroes. You don’t get the feeling like you are hugging your partner or lover, you feel like you are hugging your father. I used to feel that way. I was new, I thought this was the norm. You are an actor; you focus on your part and forget they are elderly. You wouldn’t feel cringe with everyone, some of them had maintained themselves very well and wouldn’t look their age, but some obviously had that air and demeanour of a senior, due to age and experience in the industry,” Isha said. 

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She talked about the negative response among the audience to such a visible age gap. She highlighted that social media has thrown light on this discourse. “They should understand what they look and accordingly play the part. I hope this changes, because the audience is not foolish. I have seen them in theatres saying, ‘Ye kitna buddha lag raha hai, ghar pe baith; apni beti ki umar ki ladki saath romance kar raha hai’ (He’s so old. Sit at home. You are being romantic with someone of your daughter’s age). They say this bluntly, which is the truth. Because of social media, everyone knows this,” Isha added.

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