Bollywood has, at some time, given opportunity to the female actors to express theire desire, but there was always a little control on the characters. Probably, because our ADARSH SOCIETY is so scared to accept women as individuals.
Yes, we’re talking about that ADARSH SOCIETY where a girl gets raped and everyone makes her the victim. News channels make her face blur because who will marry her? Marriage is the ultimate thing in this world. You see.
And, if we get a golden moment to interview the rapists they will question about her attire and why she is going alone. She deserves to get raped. Remember the “controversial Nirbhaya documentary”.
In 1995 when Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge was released, it was Simran’s character who showed us a little freedom. A little desire to go on her Europe tour. After almost two decades,our favourite Alia Bhatt played a very honest and interesting character in DEAR ZINDAGI- living alone and having sex with multiple partners- this is not something you have seen in the 90’s.
Oh! How we can forget RANI? She went on her honeymoon all alone. And VERONICA, the character which changed the career of Deepika Padukone and taught us that it’s not always good to judge people on the basis of what they are doing.
Accept things the way they are. Apparently, such movies taught women to speak their mind, take a stand and believe in themselves.
Don’t let your “burkha” stop you from doing what you love doing. What are you afraid of? People judging you. People saying bad things about you. How do you define “bad”? Isn’t it just a perspective? Just a point of view.
You should also have a point of view. A female point of view. Of course, society won’t accept it. This is the new Indian women. LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA shares the same message. Go and watch it if you believe that you have a point of view.