New Delh: Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman, who was last seen in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Delhi 6' in 2009, says she is not very keen to return to films anytime soon. (Agencies)
Considered one of the most beautiful and talente actresses that Indian cinema ever had, Rehman has starred in classics like 'Pyaasa', 'Kaghaz Ke Phool', 'Guide' and 'Khamoshi'.
But acting has taken a backseat for the 76-year-old star, who is busy with other things in life."I don't have a movie for now. I will think about it when anything interesting comes up. Honestly, I am not very keen to do it.
I am busy with other things in life," Rehman told. The 76-year-old actress is being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, which
began yesterday. Rehman says she is happy to get the award from her favourite artistes.
"MAMI's trustees are some of the best artistes from the industry like Shyam Benegal, Ramesh Sippyji and Shabanaji. When they give an award it becomes special. I feel happy,humble and honoured."
Asked about her opinion on the yesteryear actresses making a comeback, Rehman says it is still difficult for female stars in the industry."There is some change but it is difficult for actresses. After a certain age when you are married and have kids your priorities change.
If the audience has liked a mature filmlike 'English Vinglish' then it is great. I am so happy for Sridevi. Madhuri (Dixit) is also coming back.
So it feelsgreat. The change will come but it will take time," she says. Going down memory lane, Rehman recalled how she opted for roles that were considered bold at that time.
"I never stopped myself from doing difficult roles. I remember, Guru Duttji had signed me for three years. I did 'CID' and then I went on to play Gulabo's role in 'Pyaasa'. I went on to play a courtesan in 'Mujhe Jeene Do' and 'Teesri Kasam' as well," she says.
New Delh: Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman, who was last seen in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Delhi 6' in 2009, says she is not very keen to return to films anytime soon.