Viewpoint: Bollywood's troubled relationship with women
No sex please, we are Bollywood.
But come to us and we will give you, in no particular cringe-making order, a collection of thrusting pelvises and heaving bosoms in our songs and dances, and a dispiriting series of female leading ladies bringing up the rear.
These are the visuals which swim up whenever there is any kind of conversation around the portrayal of women in Bollywood.
Actually, not just Bollywood. The female lead as a decorative prop has been a mainstay in all major film industries in India. If there is a hero, he is at the forefront; a heroine's chief job is to worship and... read more
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