Now sexism is also prevalent in Bollywood that most women are discriminated against on the basis of looks, figure, and personality. The same is done in Bollywood now. Be it big stars judging girls on their looks.
Around a decade ago, Indian TV was permeated with advertisements of Fair and Lovely a skin-lightening cream — spurring young women across the country into changing their skin color. Television is just a prong in the wheel of misogyny and sexism that is the entertainment industry in India. Sexism in Bollywood has been started from the 1700s. For example, a leading star like Shahrukh Khan can be given a king-size room because of good wealth and appearance but an actress like Sunny Leone won’t be given a room which is too lavish because of her image in Bollywood.
Bollywood has a culture of casting older male heroes alongside young heroines, as male stars are unwilling to retire and play older characters. We even need to give priorities to women. Everyone has an equal chance of being selected and has been given the right to choose what is right and wrong. In the movies, you must have noticed mostly men are given a strong and powerful role and women are mainly given less role. But not in all movies sexism is there for example Pink. You can’t judge a woman by her physical appearance. If she looks bad then we can’t take her in the movie at least look at her nature and action. Stop judging people. Gender stereotypes are even more glaring when it comes to occupations.
Often in the movies, women are abused sexually or verbally which of course hurts the sentiments of a woman and then it’s so difficult to act because you feel there is some pressure upon you. Women are also given sometimes a weird type of clothing so that the society judge and comment upon it.
An example from DDLJ which most of us have seen is :
Example of Mere Brother Ki Dhulan
C’mon, we are living in the 21st century we need to bring some change in Bollywood now. Stop judging people. Now it’s high time the society and their mentality has to change . Bollywood men feel that they are so powerful and popular so that can do anything and comment anytime on a woman. But no that is not right.