Are progressive women of India anything like the girl tribe in the movie Veere Di Wedding?

Divya Nair Hinge
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It was not long ago when philanthropist and writer Sudha Murthy was called ‘cattle class’ and not befitting for business class standards at the International Heathrow airport in London. The chairman of Infosys Foundation was at the airport wearing a salwar kameez, which perhaps made her a misfit in the queue in question.

It wasn’t surprising! Unfortunately, class to most of us Indians means huge possession of money and if you can show-it-off, even better! A concept that is heavily borrowed from Bollywood movies and endorsed in real life.

Bollywood’s skewed notions of empowerment

It’s no wonder then that Bollywood’s depiction of an empowered urban Indian woman is not very different. A progressive woman is often an individual who wears revealing clothes, goes to clubs, isn’t shy of her sexuality and throws expletives to prove that she’s living it up. The recently released, profanity-laden trailer of the multi-starter Veere Di Wedding trying to depict the new-age Indian woman is yet another example of Bollywood’s skewed understanding of gender and empowerment.

Here’s the official movie trailer of the upcoming Bollywood movie Veere Di Wedding

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