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Proud to be a 36 year old, says Vidya Balan

Mumbai: Most actresses in Bollywood are not comfortable about sharing their age. However Vidya Balan has no qualms about it. She said that she's "proud to be a 36-year-old".Vidya, who has been a part of
IANS September 09, 2015 8:08 IST
IANS

Mumbai: Most actresses in Bollywood are not comfortable about sharing their age. However Vidya Balan has no qualms about it. She said that she's "proud to be a 36-year-old".

Vidya, who has been a part of the Hindi film fraternity for over a decade, said that the reason why actresses as well as women are wary of revealing their age is because of the pressure to look young in a "youth obsessed society".

"I don't think it's only about actresses. I think we are a youth obsessed society. The pressure on women to remain eternally young is much more. But I say, I am a proud 36-year-old," Vidya told IANS.

The National award-winning actress said that women get worried because "desirability is often associated with age".

"Age is just a number really, and we should not give it any more importance than that," added Vidya.

The actress, who made her film debut in 2005 with Parineeta, has repeatedly proved her versatility. She played the manipulative Krishna in Ishqiya; the strong-willed Sabrina in No One Killed Jessica; Vidya Bagchi, a woman with a vengeance in Kahaani; an unwed mother in Paa; and the bold Silk in The Dirty Picture.

However, she said that she doesn't "understand" box office numbers.

"I don't understand numbers. As long as I know that my films are doing well, I am happy. If the film is not doing well its makes me sad," added Vidya.