There is a lack of good roles for senior actresses says Mahima Chaudhary

Vastavam web: Mahima Chaudhary said there is a lack of good roles for senior female actors and this why she decided to stay away from the camera.Mahima, who made Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in “Pardes” (1997) and went on to work in films like “Daag: The Fire”, “Dhadkan” and “Lajja”, said she prefers to do nothing rather than being a part of mediocre work.The 44-year-old actor said it would be wonderful if people start writing some interesting roles for senior female actors the way they write for male artistes.
“I wish people write more (roles). The roles that Mr Bachchan is playing, they weren’t before. People are actually writing for him. If they begin writing for senior actresses, something nice would come out. We are not saying we are as talented as Mr Bachchan, but it can (be done), people will connect,” she said.Mahima was speaking at the special screening “Pardes”, which completed 20 years in August. It was showcased at New Excelsior Cinema, recently acquired by Mukta A2 Cinema, a branch of Subhash Ghai’s Mukta Arts.”He (Ghai) said Shah Rukh is coming tomorrow, but he did not come. Then he said tomorrow, he again didn’t come.
Everyday there was panic and anxiety that he is coming but he wouldn’t turn up! Finally when he came on the 13th or 12th day, we had got tired of even thinking he is coming.”He suddenly arrived on the sets and hence there was no anxiety. First day he didn’t shoot, we just chatted. When he was doing his scene, we watched him perform in awe.” The first shot of Mahima for “Pardes” was in a real temple and interestingly, it had a connection with noted actor Sridevi.