Men my age get better roles: Farida Jalal

By Ruchika Kher

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) She has played mother to the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Akshay Kumar in Hindi films, but veteran actress Farida Jalal has now returned to the small screen with "Balika Vadhu". She says a lack of good roles for women her age in Bollywood led her to turn to television.

"Female character actors of my age are mostly slotted in the same type of role without much variation. I wanted to do all kinds of roles. That is why whenever TV producers offer me variety, I take it up," Farida told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

"I have done the cr?me of films. But still I feel that writers don't do justice as far as