Hollywood legend Meryl Streep has been in the movie making business for many years now and has won three Oscars along the way, as well as being nominated for another fourteen. Meanwhile, Bollywood actress Sridevi has been enjoying some relative success but has admitted that she is aiming high and would love to emulate the career of Meryl Streep.
Sridevi was talking to PTI at the India Today Women Summit, when she explained, "I am a big fan of Meryl Streep. I have never planned my career. I chose those films with which I could relate myself. But if given a chance, I would love to do the kind of roles Meryl Streep has done." Sridevi also went on to talk about the positive changes that have been happening in the Hindi film industry.
She added, "Things are changing now. Audience, technology and script have become matured. Audience want to watch heroine-oriented films and even writers are writing scripts for women. I am very happy to see this change. I am lucky to have worked with many filmmakers but the one director whom I miss working with is Shekhar Kapur. He is a brilliant director and takes out the best from nothing."
Sridevi was celebrating a huge achievement earlier this year, after she was awarded with the Padma Shri, one of the highest honors in India, for her dedication and contribution to the arts. Sridevi has a special appearance in the movie Bombay Talkies, which is released on May 3.