Mumbai: Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta has slammed Bollywood heroes who refuse to take a stand on the continuing unrest at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU), calling them “eunuchs”.
Taking a dig at male stars who’ve shunned commenting on the continuing problem that threatens to boil over, Tanushree informed IANS: “Men in Bollywood only know how to gang up against women and youngsters, take away their work and livelihood, and throw insults at them. They don’t know how to stand with women and young people and support them for justice. Don’t expect much from these Bollywood muscle men. All their machismo is only for show and box-office ticket sales. They are more like eunuchs in real life. In fact, I think eunuchs have more male integrity than our Bollywood heroes.”
By the way, at a time when a number of Bollywood A-listers together with Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu, and Richa Chadha have condemned the assaults on JNU college students, Bollywood’s largest superstars — Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, and Akshay Kumar — have chosen to remain silent.
Not nearly Sunday’s assault on JNU college students, the business’s male superstars have additionally saved mum on the problems of the CAA and NRC which have generated nationwide protests and debate. They’ve additionally stayed silent on the latest incidents of police crackdown on the scholars of universities similar to Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim College.
Why are our superstars silent? Is it as a result of SRK and Aamir confronted extreme flak for his or her trustworthy “intolerance” feedback just a few years again?
Has Akshay Kumar grow to be cautious after just lately being trolled for liking a tweet video that mocked the assault on Jamia?
Whereas on Salman, does he worry opening up on a political problem proper now would possibly have an effect on the field workplace enterprise of his newest launch “Dabangg 3”, which is at the moment working within the halls?
Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan is generally recognized to keep away from the political debate of any sort. This time, too, he has stayed away from all of the storm. Lately, he posted a cryptic tweet of a ‘folded hands’ emoji, when a bit of social media requested him to react.
Many insiders within the commerce, nevertheless, are of the opinion that lots of the present of help by Bollywood is nothing however publicity stunt.
Senior commerce analyst Amod Mehra informed IANS: “All those who are courting the limelight are either there to promote their film or to gain publicity, like Anurag Kashyap. Also, there are the likes of Farhan Akhtar, who are the so-called pseudo-intellectuals.”
Taking an apparent dig at Deepika Padukone with out mentioning her title, Mehra added: “You can share your personal views on social media. Why make an issue of it? Because you want publicity for your film “Chhapaak”? Why didn’t you meet Nirbhaya’s mother and father in Delhi? As a result of that won’t make information now! All people needs title and fame. At this time there’s a lot commercialisation that folks have forgotten that there’s something referred to as humanity, too.”
Mehra additionally shared his views on why megastar Amitabh Bachchan and famous person Shah Rukh Khan is retaining silent. He stated: “If any film of Amitabh Bachchan were to release today, he would have said something. Shah Rukh is not speaking because he has no movies.”
Deepika’s solidarity gesture — of visiting JNU whereas she was in Delhi to advertise “Chapaak” — has left the Twitterati divided. Whereas some lauded her for standing with the scholars, others criticised her motion as an inexpensive publicity stunt to carry “Chhapaak”, which releases on Friday, into the limelight.
Nonetheless, many on social media have expressed the opinion that they need their largest male superstars to interrupt their silence, at a time when the nation is witnessing a political turmoil. In a nation the place worshipping male superstars as demigods is the norm, the silence of Bollywood’s high voices is unquestionably deafening!