Bollywood’s use of brownface does not promote representation. It promotes discrimination. And yet the film industry has the conscience to speak up against racism in the West. It’s time for celebs to check their hypocrisy.
To fight against the stereotype of the macho man who saves the day, it is important to have nuanced, sensitive and real male characters. Men who are respectful and sensitive; men who don’t know all the answers, and men who treat the women around them as people. In 2019, we saw some films with such male characters.
Gully Boy is winning a lot of appreciation and love, as on Sunday Zoya Akhtar received the Best Asian Film award for it at BIFAN.
The Oscar Academy this year has 842 new members in an initiative to increase the inclusivity of members from around the world and from diverse film industries.
Always being tagged as the by-product of ‘nepotism’, Alia Bhatt has come through a long way from Student of the Year to Gully Boy. She has proven that she is much more than a pretty face or an eye candy.
I have always found Zoya Akhtar’s films to be extremely watchable. While some have earlier criticised her for glorifying the…