Thursday, October 30, 2014

Madhuri Dixit Gives Momentum To Short Films On Women Safety

The latest crusade by Bollywoood filmmakers to highlight Women Safety Issues through short films depicting various women sensitive issues like rape, eve teasing, sexual harassment, domestic violence etc have got a new momentum with Bollywood Diva Madhuri Dixit joining the bandwagon.

In her short film titled START WITH THE BOYS, Madhuri Dixit tackles the sensitive issue of domestic violence meted on women. The movie directed by Vinil Mathew, who made the movie HASEE TOH PHASEE brings home the ugly truth how Indian boys since infancy are taught at every stage of their life that ‘Boys don't cry’ and inculcated the practice of physical abuse and mental harassment to their female partner. 

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The movie depicts how an innocent woman is tortured by a man, either her husband or partner and in the backdrop is shown Madhuri Dixit giving the important massage "From the beginning, we teach boys not to cry. Perhaps it time we taught them not to make others cry!". 

Madhuri Dixit, who has given earlier power-packed performances in films like LAJJA and MRITYUDAND and is even today playing such women centric roles like the crusading activist in her upcoming film GULAAB GANG believes in the feminism that stems from within. She says, “I do believe women should have their own voice, they should be independent, and they should stand on their own. I do believe in feminism.” 


It may be noted that short film depicting social message has become a trend. Eminent Bollywood Anurag Kashyap, who made the brilliant short film THAT DAY AFTER EVERY DAY, depicting how women are made to keep tight-lipped after being raped or molested believes that Bollywood stars in short films giving out social messages receives instant attention and helps in a big way to reach out the message instantly. 

The other short films that have taken the nation by storm include Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt’s, GOING HOME, Kalki Koechlin's RAPE: IT'S YOUR FAULT and East India Comedy's I AM NOT A WOMAN.

Playback Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya Opens His Heart About His Row With Shah Rukh Khan!

Bollywood playback singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya popularly known as the voice of Shah Rukh Khan after he gave a series of hit songs like Suno Na Suno Na… (CHALTE CHALTE), Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaaon….(YES BOSS), Baadshah O Baadshah…(BAADSHAH) etc. turns 56 today. Raaga.Com wishes him birthday greeting and takes a look why his popular Jodi with Shah Rukh Khan took an ugly turn. 

Abhijeet Bhattacharya has several hits to his name but his association with King Khan aka Shahrukh Khan has a special place in the annals of Indian cinema thanks to his long association in SRK’s umpteen films like YES BOSS, BAADSHAH, PHIR BHI DIL HAIN HINDUSTANI, CHALTE CHALTE, ANJAAM, ASHOKA, MAIN HOON NA and OM SHANTI OM. 

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However after Abhijeet sung the hit song Dhoom taana… in Shahrukh Khan’s OM SHANTI OM there has been some misunderstanding between the two and since then Abhijeet has never sung for SRK. On being quizzed Abhijeet has always ignored the question saying he is fed of being the voice of Shah Rukh Khan. However the reality is different. 

In a recent interview Abhijeet opened his heart and narrated why he has been away from Bollywood for six years.

Victim of being the maltreatment meted out to playback singers in Bollywood, Abhijeet blasted the filmmakers for not giving due credits to playback singers. He lamented, “What hurts me most is that playback singers who are a key element of film industry are not given the desired due. My notion became concrete when during the end credits of MAIN HOON NA, my name appeared right at the end. I was highly disappointed most because Farah Khan, the director had the courtesy of showing the chaiwalas to dress men in the end credits but she had no respect for the playback singes.”

He continues, “After a disgusting experience Farha Khan repeated the same blunder with OM SHANTI OM. My family saw the film and felt betrayed. I conveyed my disappointment to Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan and decided to quit.”