Excerpted from Suchitra Sen: Suchitra Sen was a product of this time and was a living celluloid evidence of sexist gender representation in the films that saw her rise to the top. In spite of the optimistic image, it would not have reached the audience because it would have seemed foreign, and somewhat unacceptable at the time. The dignified persona of Suchitra Sen, on screen and off it, helped uphold the dignity of a woman even when she was a courtesan in Uttar Phalguni. Follow us facebook twitter instagram youtube.
But when her daughter joined films after she was married and became a mother, Sen could do nothing about it and refrained from interfering.
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One does not quite know at first hand whether there was some intercutting between her real life as a working woman and her screen roles as working women. According to her close family members, including her daughter, she was against her daughter joining films. These films do not necessarily back feminist readings of the texts because the female protagonist is not a slogan-raising, flag hoisting feminist by any stretch of imagination. Her emphasis was on a strong and solid foundation in education which she herself did not get but ensured that her daughter did. Yet, her films taken together form a focal point.