By Hindustan Times
At a time when the entire country is asking for dignity and respect for women after the brutal Delhi gangrape, lyrics of hit Bollywood songs like the one above — Fevicol Se, are drawing flak from audiences for objectifying women. And perhaps, in a first from the fraternity, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt admits that Bollywood does commodify women.
“There is no denying that filmmakers have portrayed women as objects, but it’s time to correct that — to portray women as characters who exercise rights, make decisions, and are in the driving seat of their lives, not as mute animals being led by the chain by the menfolk,” he says.
Bhatt says filmmakers will have to be “sensitive to the environment” because filmmakers are also from the society. “If the society is in turmoil, you need to respon