Cinema not divorced from cultures: Anupama Chopra on women in films


Anupama Chopra is among the most credible cinema writers and critics in the world. She understands and observes the nuances and under-skin of India’s glorified and criticised Bollywood industry.

In this candid conversation with Features Editor Meghna Pant, Chopra shares that ‘objectifying’ women in cinema isn’t an Indian phenomenon. By no means justifying it, Chopra dwells on what’s changing and shaping today’s film industry with select blockbusters shouldered by solo-women leads. Chopra admits she loves watching women ‘kicking ass’ on screen but confesses how her critique needs to separate itself from her personal views.