Zoya Akhtar feels that the portrayal of sex in Hindi cinemas has been problematic; Find out why

Zoya Akhtar talks about the problematic portrayal if sex in Hindi cinemas
Zoya Akhtar feels that the portrayal of sex in Hindi cinemas has been problematic; Find out why Zoya Akhtar feels that the portrayal of sex in Hindi cinemas has been problematic; Find out why
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Zoya Akhtar has been enjoying the success of her last flick Gully Boy that rocked on the box office. The film was highly appreciated by the audiences and critics. The film that started Ranveer Singh and  Alia Bhatt in lead, is made upon a Mumbai rapper Divine. In an exclusive interview Zoya talked about how she grew up watching wrong portrayal of sex in Hindi cinemas, which was all about rape, molestation and exploitation. Films hardly showed consensual sex of a woman before. She thinks that it is problematic especially when people are consuming such content at a young age. Zoya Akhtar says that we might not realise it now, but the impact is visible later.

“I realised this much later that while I was growing up, I have only seen physical abuse in Hindi films. It was crazy because we were allowed to watch rape scenes, molestation and assault but we weren't allowed to see consensual sex,” she was quoted as saying in an interview. The 46-years old actress has been grown around feminists. She says she has been raised by an hard-core feminists herself and it took a while for to understand sexist things that had been happening in the other hand to which she was introduced to must later in her life.

“What you are putting out is that women will always say no and you will just jump on them. When you are a kid, you don't really focus on it. When you grow up, you realise that was weird and it should change.” she added. Zoya also wants to make more films in the future that put females and their story in front.

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I agree with Zoya. As a kid I loved the movie dil and aamir became my favorite actor. I watched the movie again recently just a few scenes and they left me uncomfortable. The scene where madhuri is dancing and aamir throws a banana and she falls. An uncomfortable watch seeing aamir smirk while she’s dancing and then throwing the banana. Not to mention the attempted rape in the movie.

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