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Films Encouraging Eve-Teasing’
It is quite often that people in country make Bollywood responsible for growing attacks on women and eve-teasing but this time, it’s union minister for woman and child development – Menaka Gandhi, who made those sensational comments against Hindi film industry.
Menaka Gandhi, who attended as speaker on day-2 of Goa-Fest 2017, delivered a key message that ‘push woman through advertising’, besides taking a swipe at Bollywood Industry for generating content which is leveraging youngsters in nation to harass women in the name of love and Eve teasing.
‘Almost every Hindi film features an Eve teasing scene, objectionable content and boys pestering girl scenes. Even regional film makes no exemption to it,’ she said by adding ‘we would want Bollywood films to showcase our women in a respectable manner.’ Apparently, her comments drew mixed reactions from Bollywood industry.
Film director and social activist Ashok Pandit strikes back saying, ‘it has become fashion for everyone to attack Bollywood’ and appealed union minister not to under-estimate the power of film industry. He further added, ‘we had many directors right from Shyam Benegal to Madhur Bhandarkar who’ve always presented women respectable roles and made female-oriented films too