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June 5, 2009

Potraying the Grit of Women in Hindi Cinema

Filed under: Celeb Express,favourites,features,Trends — neha ved @ 1:52 pm
If Raj Kapoor’s portrayal of women in his films bordered on sexist, Yash Chopra has teetered on the other edge, showing his actresses as innocent, dreamy-eyed romantics. In every era, filmmakers have attempted to celebrate women in a different avatar so it is only in the expected order of things that the current crop of filmmakers turn the spotlight on the physical and emotional strength of a woman. From wielding a sword to kicking-the-villain-in-the-butt, literally, Bollywood heroines are doing it all. Many would argue that it is the Hollywood influence, others say it is actually the women and their demand for such roles that is prompting filmmakers to write characters with gumption.

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