Cinema is a visual medium and Bollywood hugely looks at our actresses as glam dolls. Our actresses unlike in Hollywood need to be the superwoman - they need to dance, act, stay slim , be fashionable all these at the same time.
I have often seen people talking about actresses being too old to play lead and that they need to retire. This is the effect of us looking at our actresses as glamorous objects. If they are married and are in the child bearing years, the pressure is even more so.
My question when we let our men play leads at 42-44, Why be harsh on the ladies?