Renowned dubbing artist Bhagyalekshmi, who entered the filmdom in search of an acting career three decades back, said that mainstream actresses shun elderly characters as they are afraid of being typecast. 


"I am very comfortable with my age. My elder son is 29. So it’s not difficult to guess my age,” Bhagyalekshmi told  Malayala Manorama.  “If Anoop Menon (Mollywood actor) who is younger to me could play an old man, why should I hesitate to take up grandma roles," she said.

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Getting busy in acting after 30 years, Bhagyalekhmi appeared in two Malayalam movies recently- 'Pa.Va' and 'Oru Muthassi Gadha.'  Bhagyalekshmi, who has lent voice to almost all prominent actresses in Mollywood, portrayed elderly characters in both films.  


The three-time state award winner for best dubbing artist, Bhagyalekshmi recently published her autobiography titled ‘Swarabhedangal’ along with the first-ever audio version of a book in Malayalam. The book went on to win Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award. The candid book that openly talked about her turbulent personal and professional life was sold out like hot cakes.