'I would like to play my age'

'I would like to  play my age'

Actress Sonali Bendre, who is making a comeback on silver screen with Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2, says she prioritises her personal life over her professional career.

“I definitely don’t want to do roles that I have played earlier. I would like to play my age which I am doing.  Also, I have too many conditions, so unless it falls into my priorities I don’t do it. Either my son should have holiday when I am shooting or the shoot has to be in Mumbai,” says Sonali. “If the role fits into these parameters, then I will do it. It’s important than the role,” she says.

The model-actress married director Goldie Behl in 2002 and gave birth to her son Ranveer in 2005. The 37-year-old was last seen in a Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Kal Ho Na Ho (2003). At a time when actors like Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are still going strong in the film industry, the scenario of older or married actress is different in Bollywood compared to Hollywood. About this, Sonali says, “Maybe that is the social difference there (Hollywood). It’s a different kind of society we are moving towards. There are more and more interesting roles and different kind of films and roles are being written.”

“Maybe the progress is not happening fast but it’s happening. Ten years ago, could anyone have imagined a film like English Vinglish? But it is now being made. So changes are happening,” she adds.

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