Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"Inappropriate touching" - Bollywood Ishtyle









I wanted to share a few images of Heavenly Havana with my blogdosts. The first few are of the hotel we stayed in, which I absolutely loved, especially the 24x7 Verandah Bar with its wonderful Mojitos.
The little girl was celebrating her first birthday in the large public square, while close by a bride in sunny yellow was on her way to get married. Watching all this from his balcony was a Cuban guy ( the heat was obviously getting to him!), and in an Old Havana bar, a local dancer was showing off his sexy moves to an overwhelmed Canadian woman! I'm missing "Koo-bah!"
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This appeared in Bombay Times...



Frankly, most readers fell off their chairs while reading about a recent incident in Goa, where yesteryear’s actress,Ameesha Patel apparently had a flaming row with some guy and accused him of ‘inappropriate touching’. All this was reported in delicious detail in a weekly, and had the tittering classes tittering some more! After a stormy walk out from the mutual friend’s sangeet celebrations, the guy at the receiving end of the actresses’ wrath refused to apologise, insisting no such ‘inappropriateness’ had taken place. The same actress had also (allegedly) been told to ‘cover up’ by senior actor Sanjay Dutt recently, when she flashed far too much cleavage at another high profile function. I guess,her skimpy choli was considered ‘inappropriate’, too. This is plain ludicrous and shows the extent of the double standards that exist in Bollywood. What is good for the goose should be good for the gander, too. But when it comes to the females in our film industry, the males instantly gang up to supposedly ‘protect’ the lady’s honour. Meanwhile, the Big Boys themselves can pretty much lech, paw and ‘persuade’ even the most unwilling females to bed them ( it’s considered a ‘favour’, remember?). But show the same medieval-minded macho studs a woman with attitude, and they get Neanderthal. Ameesha Patel is a big girl and can look out for herself. She is closer to 40 than 30. If she chooses to flash her cleavage ( and she does that a lot!), it’s entirely her call. She doesn’t need a big brother to defend her modesty. About the ‘inappropriate touching’ … well, surely an experienced woman of the world like an Ameesha, knows the difference between a friendly pat and groping? For now, let’s leave the ‘inappropriateness’ of our item songs aside. It’s obviously one rule for performances on screen, and another for off-screen nautanki. It’s time our filmi ladies stood up for themselves and told the bullying hulks where to get off.

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liked your perspective on Amisha Patel.The last line was bulleye-"It’s time our filmi ladies stood up for themselves and told the bullying hulks where to get off".
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Last year you were complaining a lot about men at Delhi airport who constantly look at those deep cleavage and then dont take their eyes off. For them its free entertainment since dupatta and lughadi are still practiced by 80% of woman living in surrounding area of Haryana, UP and Delhi NCR. 20+ obviously excites them but 60+ ...they think buddhi is desperate.


Since a man doesnt have to spread his legs to give birth to a child, why do you liberal ladies think that you have to degrade a woman's diginity just to get equal with a filthy creature called man.


Everyone knows the law and justice situation of this country. If you move too fast with western world and knowing fully well the pathetic situation of police and courts to implement law then be ready to face the consequences.

People who are spreading nudity and filth in this country in the name of equality to woman are the main reason for increase of heinous crime against woman- specially in Northern India where our sardar Manmohan is enjoying cuban cigaar in his kachha with Sonia in two piece.

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