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An all women group taking to the roads in a top together. Will this be the "women travelling together" film we've been waiting for, or will it follow stereotypes about women?
An all women group taking to the roads in a top together. Will this be the “women travelling together” film we’ve been waiting for, or will it follow stereotypes about women?
‘An all women trip’ – just the sound of it is exhilarating, isn’t it? If not gone on one, most of us have at least dreamt of chilling out with our female pals at gorgeous locales to make memories for life.
So, when a mainstream Bollywood movie was announced on this very theme, my reaction was no less than a loud scream.”Finally! Finally!” I kept pumping my fists when I read about it on social media.
For the uninitiated, yesterday, Excel Movies announced their next venture ‘Jee Le Zaraa’ through a creatively made announcement video which has since then, expectedly, created a strong buzz and clocked millions of views already.
The movie stars Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles and is about the girls heading out on a road trip. This is Farhan Akhtar’s comeback to direction after a hiatus, and the talented duo of Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti join him as writers.
Having watched and enjoyed the earlier movies from the same team like Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, I am sure this one too will be exploring the complexity of relationships and nuances in an equation of friendship, with travel as its premise.
Bollywood has been having a difficult time as an industry for the past year or so due to various reasons. I believe some concerns raised by the audience are valid, and the industry does need to address them and bring a shift in their systemic processes and content. We have seen before how some really strong concepts with great potential have been ruined by the makers because of trying to balance between doing justice to the theme and catering to the perceived taste of the masses, ending up doing neither.
Hence, I do have my apprehensions about ‘Zee Le Zaraa’ and sincerely hope that the dynamics of women bonding are dealt with honesty and relatability, and the attempt does not turn out to be half-baked or performative.
However, all that is for later, as the movie is going on floors only next year. For now, am just really happy and relieved that finally, we have a movie that I can watch with my women friends and see ourselves in. This is a refreshing change from the stereotypical ‘woman being a woman’s enemy’ narrative. We do know the impact of such movies on the society, hence it is a much needed step by one of the most influential medium of messaging in our country. I am definitely waiting for this one!
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Stop glorifying biological parenthood - other methods of growing a family are just as valid, and completely a couple's choice, especially of the woman whose body goes through pregnancy and birth.
Stop glorifying biological parenthood – other methods of growing a family are just as valid, and completely a couple’s choice, especially of the woman whose body goes through pregnancy and birth.
Trigger Warning: Contains derogatory remarks about having a baby through surrogacy or any means other than giving birth through biological means, and may be triggering, especially to adoptive parents.
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Arathi Rajagopalan, founder of 'House of Kalart', talks about thinking like a designer & transitioning to thinking like a business owner.
Excerpts from an interview with Arathi Rajagopalan, founder of ‘House of Kalart’ – a fusion jewellery label that merges global aesthetics and traditional craftsmanship.
When did you start ‘House of Kalart’ and what was the intention?
I started House of Kalart in 2017 as a venture where painting, drawing and embroidery are married with metalsmithing to create well-handcrafted fashion jewellery. Along with painting and styling, the venture aims to create a holistic fashion experience for a bold and dramatic woman!” As a child, I had always been fascinated by arts and crafts.
With the upcoming wedding of these gorgeous Bollywood actresses, we tell you how Vicky Kaushal proposed to Katrina, when Alia & Ranbir fell in love & Patralekhaa's first impression of Rajkummar Rao!
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The couples have grabbed headlines for their wedding news and plans. We decided to spill the tea on the big fat Bollywood shaadis that are set to take place anytime soon.
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Shah Rukh Khan doesn't pay if he goes out with friends. But imagine a woman doing so. Automatically her makes a gold digger, doesn't it?
Shah Rukh Khan doesn’t pay if he goes out with friends. But imagine a woman doing so. Automatically makes her a gold digger, doesn’t it?
Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) recently hosted a “Ask Me Anything” session on his Twitter account, giving his fans a glimpse of his witty and charismatic self. During this session, a fan asked him if he splits the bill or pays it entirely when he goes out with his friends.
To this SRK replied “I don’t carry money, my friends pay for dinner when we go out.” No big deal, right? It’s fine because it’s Shah Rukh Khan. But imagine the same thing being said by a woman? There would’ve been all kinds of tags, brutal remarks and trolling everywhere!