After the suicide of young 25 years old actress Jiah Khan were numerous articles on her death and most of them dealt with how many young girls have fallen victim to the coruscating lure of this forbidden fruit called Bollywood.
One of the very well known south Bombay socialite wrote an interesting article on the subject and went on to mention How Katrina Kaif had been fortunate because of a certain soul called Salman Khan and went on the say that Jiah Khan would have been alive if Salman Khan was in her life and she also added that only few girls go on to crack the code, her last statement got me into a debate with my evil Doppelganger, Reemas.
Reemas is a rationalist and pro feminist, politically incorrect evil wise guy he threw the newspaper on the ground and said “Huh! Cracking the code haan? What is cracking the code? The only an escalator to Stardom, fame and Cannes red carpet is a Sugar Daddy.
I was irked by his audacious statement and I responded by saying “Hey Reemas you are overreacting, He shot back “Overreacting? How many such girls have committed suicide till now and your bourgeois still want to keep their Lips sealed? I was provoked by his affront and decided to take him on. I said “Look Reemas these are heroines and they have a choice and they willingly join this profession and not every man is bad in Bollwood. He scoffed at me and said “Ok tell me how many heroines have made it big in Bollywood without the support of a Sugar Daddy?
I scratched my head but I could not find any name easily he smirked at me and said “don’t think hard dude there isn’t any one that can come to your banal mind and the ones that you may name are from the Filmy Khandaans.
Incredulously I tried to salvage some of my argument by saying “Look Reemas, stop this traduce of Bollywood there are so many acting Institutes in Mumbai and hundreds of Indian and NRI girls learn acting for Bollywood career and don’t forget our own Mallika Sherawat is fighting for Indian women facing regression with our own Priyanka Chopra who thinks women are not facing regression in India. They are speaking their mind and it’s a great freedom for healthy debate.
Reemas sniggered and said “can you give me one single name among the countless acting institutes that have given a new face to Indian Film Industry? Most of the new heroines are either beauty pageant winners or daughters of Khandaans and why doesn’t Mallika Sherawat from Los Angeles with her newly acquired American accent start her feminism from her own Film Industry by addressing the issue of casting couch issue etc? and same goes for Priyanka Chopra who not too long back released an English album in a weird English accent before I could respond he said “Look let’s get this straight, we all know that most of the beauty pageant winning heroines have made it to the Top with help of their Friendly neighborhood Sugar daddy and those that did not make it to the top failed because they could not crack the code errrr I mean did not find one or perhaps didn’t have the will to submit to the Sugar Daddies.
I was flummoxed by his rhetoric and asked “so you mean to say that every heroine to succeed needs a Sugar Daddy? “Of course retorted Reemas, It does not matter, how old or perverted married or unmarried the Sugar daddy would be and all this Talent, acting blah blah is all bakwas and is only good for books, Ah! Books, that reminds me of something saying he went to the book shelf and got an old dusty book from the book shelf. It was a book on Feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft published in 1792 a theory called Vindication and he quoted Wollstonecraft “It is Paradoxical that to find her rights a woman has to persuade men to grant her rights which are their due” reading the text he slammed the book and said “This is 2013 and this still holds true more than anywhere else than in Bollywood…
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