Saturday, July 23, 2005

Bad Babes of Bollywood

Today's New York Times has a story titled "Bollywood's Good Girls Learn to be Bad". Go to this place if you don't like to register.

So are the Bollywood girls of 2005 really going "bad"? What has changed since, say, the nineteen-sixties or seventies? No, wait, I'll tell you: the actresses can now smoke, swear, swig and shag with the best of their male counterparts. "Anything you can do, I can do better", as the old song goes.

Well, to be perfectly, clear, it's not the actresses themselves that are discovering the joys of sin, but the characters portrayed by these femmes. Yes, you heard it right. Bollywood actresses no longer mind portraying bad girls on screen.

No more the weeping, wilting Tulsis of our aangans. They will now take on daring, mind-blowing, multi-dimensional roles.

And monkeys will fly out of my butt.

But here's a question: is the "bad girl" character harder for the actresses to portray (one of the actresses cried during a shoot because her character was *really* bad - did she have to eat a high cholesterol meal?) or is it harder for the audiences to accept a bad Indian girl?

Is it our conditioning or theirs that is the problem?


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