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“Apna Time Aayega”. While this has put the nation in a feet tapping mood, maybe women should take it up as their anthem, and look forward to having their voices heard.
Wow. Since the launch of the trailer, the anthem “Apna Time Aayega” from Gully boy has caught on like a rage. Even I can’t stop humming it myself. Forget the rap part, only the “Apna Time Aayega” is where my focus is. Sounds so positive and uplifting. Can’t discredit the hunky Ranveer Singh and his boisterous presence onscreen which lends the song all the more credibility. Well, Ranveer and his growth as an actor deserves a separate blog altogether.
Coming to the point. Rather the anthem “Apna Time Aayega”. It made me feel like a queen, someone who can do anything and everything.
We as women have always faced prejudices that we can’t do this or that, or that it’s not my cup of tea,… some notions that we are conditioned to, and some fed by society and people along the way. There’s always a list of dos we have to adhere to as a girl whilst growing up, and an even bigger list of things that we cannot even dare to do.
Think about it, how many times have we been encouraged to getting great grades that you need to be an engineer or a doctor or even a scientist? Never. All most of us hear is… Wow she’s smart; she will definitely land a good guy and will have intelligent kids!
Why aren’t we allowed to go our way in life and do things we want to do? If you think this happened only in the past, it’s a mighty misconception you have there. Girls today can’t even choose their specialisation field, or for that matter even their own life partner. If someone dares to, they could be mercilessly killed, or subjected to inhumane torture and made an exhibit for other girls to remember ‘their place’.
As a girl, I was lucky enough to be raised by amazing parents and was always given the choice to do what was my calling. I wish this is an Opportunity every girl child receives. I want us to be who we want to be, and do what pleases us and is our inner calling. I wish the cliche stops, and people, men, in particular, realize that the mother, sister, girlfriend, wife whom they idolise and want, are being killed right at birth or in the name of honour killings.
Let’s hope and pray for a happy 2019, where women can all happily sing and raise a toast to “Apna Time Aagaya”.
Wishing to see this miracle soon. Here’s to positivity and hope in 2019!
A version of this was first published here.
Image is a still from the movie Gully Boy
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Amen! I just watched the movie and echo your sentiment. Those words (and the track!) rouse something from within. Here is to a 2019 and years to follow when “Apna time zaroor aayega”
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