“Shelf life” is one of the most commonly used phrases in the film fraternity. In film industry, shelf life of actors is considered more than actresses. While most of our top actors like SRK and Aamir Khan are ruling the box-office at 50, the scenario is completely contrasting with the actresses.
Putting across her views on the same, Nimrat Kaur finds the term ‘shelf life’ amusing when commonly misused in the context of female actors. Nimrat, who began her career in her late 20’s doesn’t agree with the phrase. She said,
“The phrase should be used only for canned goods, and nothing else. They have an expiry date.”
Nimrat, who is in Canada for the shoot of second season of M Night Shyamalan’s Wayward Pines, added that ‘age’ is just a number. She said:
“Every stage in your life can be played as a story. You can’t restrict an actor and say that you can only play a character which falls in a certain age bracket. As an actor you can play any role, represent any stage in life, without being told that you look too old or too young for the part.”
Pointing out at the fact that age, in fact, can be used to make the onscreen characters more interesting, she added:
“When actors have already lived that stage in their life, they can use their own experience to make their onscreen character more interesting. You can’t say that one stops being an actor after they go beyond a certain age. They still remain stars.”