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"They Anchored Me": Zeenat Aman Recalls Importance Of 'Older Women' In Her Life

Veteran actor Zeenat Aman in a recent Instagram post spoke about the lack of visibility of "older women in the public eye"

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Veteran actor Zeenat Aman needs no introduction. She has been a phenomenal actor who ruled hearts during the 70s and 80s with her performance in blockbusters like Zanjeer, Don, Satyam Shivam Sundaram and Hare Rama Hare Krishna.
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She recently debuted on Instagram and often shares her experiences, thoughts and stories from her young days with her followers. Some of her posts reflect on the standards of society regarding older women and female actors and in one such post she recently talked about how important these women are to society.

The actor's post exudes grace and elegance. She joined Instagram in February 2023 to engage better with her fans and has since then posted much insightful stuff including her point of view on the treatment of older female actors and women. She recently made a post where she talked about how fewer older women are in the public eye despite how important they are for society.


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Zeenat Aman On Importance Of Old Women

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Zeenat Aman shared a picture of her on Instagram in which she can be seen wearing a white attire with white earrings and donned her silver hair. In the caption, she said that now that she herself is silver-haired and old, she has come to realise the absence of older women from the public eye. She calls them worthy of celebration because they have years of experience and help in moulding and nurturing us.

The veteran actor talked about older women in her own life who supported her throughout. Apart from her mother, it included her friends Khadija, Sartaj and Kavi who are an inspiration for her and have been with her through thick and thin. She also talked about her stepmother, who she calls Shamim aunty, who helped her in raising her kids. These women influenced her life and added colours to it.

Her post really summed up how older women are neglected in society despite the fact that they are the first person we look for when we are in trouble. Older women like our mothers, grandmothers and aunts support us in innumerable ways like teaching us about our bodies, how to raise kids, how to take care of our health and whatnot. Yet they don't get enough credit for being supportive and nurturing.

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