Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Bollywood Heroine

She dances around trees till her feet hurt. She wears flimsy sarees amidst snow-capped mountains. She recreates a male's idea of a woman's emotions, sensuality, ambition, evilness, anger...She recreates them like she owns them. She appears in the far right or far left of a movie poster, apologetic, supporting, modest.

She shows us how to look good, what to wear, how to pose for pictures. She makes the ridiculous look aspirational. She knows she is beautiful. She knows her place in the world. And yet she takes a backseat whenever asked. 

She obliges to her fans' selfie requests, answers to stupid, regressive questions of reporters, and trolled by people who have never met her. She is mocked for being too fat or too thin. She is loved and hated in surprisingly equal measure.

She is blacklisted for speaking up. She is called difficult for saying no. And just when you thought she had nothing to say, she takes the mic. She seems to be fearless. She stands in support of her tribe. She sometimes, just sometimes, cares less.

The Bollywood heroine has come a little less than a long way. 

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Wish i could pose for pictures like a Bollywood heroine. Can't blame a girl for trying though.




3 comments:

  1. Beautifully written. U look pretty.

    Aditi
    Www.sosaree.in

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  2. Very beautifully written, and pics are very pretty.

    Looking forward for more blogs from you.

    Castle Lifestyle
    castlelifestyle.com

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Thanks for taking some time out to comment. I really look forward to them.