Age is not bar when it comes to gracing the runway and a proof to that is sexagenarian Zeenat Aman. The 64-year-old diva recently walked the ramp for jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal’s ‘The Muse Room’ collection at the India Runway Week season seven Winter/Festive edition, day four, which is a celebration of ‘Being a Queen Beyond her Peers.’
When quizzed the veteran actress, why the women in Bollywood put a pause to their acting after certain age, she said that it is because there is no age appropriate role for them.
“There are no age appropriate roles. If age appropriated roles are created, we have very talented actresses who would love to work,” she said. Akassh’s designs came with a message of celebrating women of all ages, from their teens to their 90s, who not only have a stellar sense of living and a knack for making their way in the world, but also possess that uncanny ability to know when to act their age and also when to throw the supposed limits of that number.
Speaking on the same note, the ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ actress said, “All women should be empowered with the knowledge of what they are. I think all women should know it is wonderful to be a woman, whether it is a girl, or a daughter or a mother or a sister.”
Zeenat Aman, the ultimate diva of her time was never affected by her stardom or fame, although the nation went gaga over her. When she was asked about the same, the actress said, her children and two dogs kept her grounded always.
“Raising two boys kept me down to earth. You have to go to the school, talk to the principal, to make sure things are done- all these kept me down to earth. Two boys and two dogs will keep you grounded,” she told ANI here at Thyagaraj Stadium.
On a related note, when the designer was asked for the thought behind roping in Zeenat, he said, “The idea behind my collection is ‘Muse Room.’ A muse is an inspiration. For me, I have grown up seeing Zeenat Ji. She is India’s first model turned super-actress and she has let the legacy go. She is the first one to inspire everybody and take the career ahead, not letting it go beyond age or personal things.” The actress, adding to this, said, “Walking the ramp is always fun. It is a feel good factor when you get the instant reaction from the audience.”
It was not only Zeenat Aman, the final day of India Runway Week was also graced by another timeless beauty Sharmila Tagore, who dazzled the ramp for designer Rohini Gugnani’s collection, which redefined the glory of Avadh era.