Amitabh Bachchan celebrates Pink with all-male photo. Twitter asks where are the women?
To celebrate the first anniversary of women empowerment film, Pink, Amitabh Bachchan shared an all-male photo. Twitter pointed out the irony.bollywood Updated: Sep 18, 2017 18:20 IST
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan tweeted about his 2016 film, Pink, completing one year but he chose a wrong image, or so it seems. Amitabh is facing the same kind of flak he did when Pink released -- male faces championing the cause of females while women themselves are absent from the picture.
Amitabh posted a picture of male artistes associated with the National Award-winning film but not a single actress or crew member from the film featured in the image. Bachchan’s followers have not found the image in very good taste and are questioning how could he miss the women artistes when talking about a feminist film.
“T 2549 - The team of ‘PINK’ .. all in one frame .. and .. ALL, independent, individual .. NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS !!,” Bachchan wrote with his post.
T 2549 - The team of 'PINK' .. all in one frame .. and .. ALL, independent, individual .. NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS !!🙏 pic.twitter.com/uQV55nUQsO— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 16, 2017
Here are some of the worst replies his tweet triggered:
Can't see those three girls who lived independently, how they face society, how they face their morals. Pl repost with their pics too, sir— rahul verma (@rahulverma08) September 16, 2017
A film on women with no woman in the frame.— Shusmita Khan (@ShusmitaKhan) September 16, 2017
Where are the ladies? Kirti n Tapsee??— Dhiraj (@AAPlogical) September 16, 2017
A national award winning film about women's dignity and rights but the celebration above has only meṅ in the frame. Wrong messaging sir— Monica Jasuja (@jasuja) September 17, 2017
PINK girls Missing in the picture.— Arth Vaishnav •EF• (@ArthVaishnav) September 16, 2017
Though a wonderful pic
Not the entire team of PINK. The three female protagonists- they would make it a TEAM.— Murukesh Krishnan (@MURUKESHK) September 16, 2017
Starring Taapsee Pannu, Kriti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang, Pink won the National Award for Best Film on Social Issues. It focussed on the importance of a woman’s consent and the patriarchal society that India is.
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First Published: Sep 18, 2017 18:19 IST