Bollywood movies produce several movies a year and are quite popular all over the world. While there are many issues in the movies, one of the most glaring issues is the objectification of women. Several celebrities have talked about it in the past, including the late actress Smita Patil once spoke about it.
Smita is considered one of the greatest film actresses of her time and one of the greatest film actresses of all time. Though her career spanned just over a decade, she had appeared in over 80 films including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam and Kannada films.
In addition to films, Smita Patil was also an active feminist and member of the Women’s Center in Mumbai. The late actress was deeply committed to advancing women’s issues, encouraging films that explored the role of women in traditional Indian society, their sexuality, and the changes faced by middle-class women in an urban context.
In one of the old interviews, the veteran actress was asked about a semi-n*th poster of her 1981 movie Chakra. The poster showed her bathing in public. However, she was fair to say that if it had been her hands, she wouldn’t have let it happen.
In the video below, Smita Patil hears Smita say: “Hindustan ke audience par yefruit force ki gayi hai ki dekhiye ji iss (film) mein toh s*x hai. Isme toh aadhe nange shareer hain auraton ke, toh monkey movie dekhne ke liye aaiye. Ye ek aisi attitude ban gayi hai jo bohot galat hai… Hero ko toh nanga dikha nahi sakte, usse kuch hone vala bhi nahi hai. Lekin aurat ko nanga dikhaye to unhe lagta hai 100 log aur aa jayenge.”
The late Smita Patil on the objectification of women as a strategy to sell films. Memory of the queen of female-oriented movies on her birthday💐 pic.twitter.com/95jJr7gfdk
— Garima (@j_garima_j) October 17, 2021
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