Wish actresses hold placards against sexual exploitation in Bollywood, says filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri
Bollywood filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri on Sunday reopened the debate of sexual abuse in cinema when he tweeted and said he was glad actresses are holding up placards and urging immediate action in the Kathua rape and murder incident.However, Agnihotri said he wished the actors stood up and spoke about sexual exploitation of women in the Hindi film industry.
The director popular for his movie's Hate Story and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal among others in his tweet also added that he hopes they refuse to do roles that portray heroines only as sex objects and dumb bimbos.
It’s good to see film heroines holding placards to make a point on #Kathua tragedy.— Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) April 15, 2018
I wish they also hold a placard against the sexual exploitation of women in Bollywood.
I wish they also refuse to do roles that portray heroines only as sex objects and dumb bimbos.
Many Bollywood actresses like Kareena Kapoor, Swara Bhasker, Sonam Kapoor, Shruti Seth and Mini Mathur among others held placards asking for justice for the eight-year-old girl who was raped and murder in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.
After Harvey Weinstein was exposed, the ripples have also been felt in Bollywood and well as other film industries in India. Several celebrities have spoken out about sexual exploitation at the hands of men who take advantage of the situation where most women want to pursue their dreams to make it big in the film industry.