Hindi cinema shies away from depicting the image of the contemporary woman because filmmakers don't know how to define her - Javed Akhtarindia Updated: Mar 11, 2004 17:35 IST
|"Hindi cinema shies away from depicting the image of the contemporary woman because they don't know how to define her."|
It is still the Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which rule. And it is just as a wave or formula which is being tried. It is like, OK this one did not work, so let us try this. There is no good role for the Hindi film heroine even today. In fact the 50s and 60s had better roles written for female characters in movies.
Apsara vs Sita
At present, the society is in flux. Parents are themselves unclear on how much freedom they can give their daughter. Who is the contemporary woman - filmmakers don't know or don't want to describe.
Liberals fear our peers will call us reactionaries if we attempt to image the contemporary woman. Those who flatter want to please all - the conservatives and the liberals.