The times they are a-changing, and who is noticing it more than The Times of India.
In a write-up on sex in recent Bollywood films, the newspaper goes to great length to take note of the aggressive roles being played by Bollywood sirens as far as sex is concerned.
A seemingly innocent child woman Isha Sharwani seducing Farhan Akhtar into bed in Luck By Chance'
A salwar kameez-clad Priyanka Chopra managing to convince a reluctant Shahid Kapoor to have sex with her in Kaminey, by telling him that she knows ‘home science’ and that it’s ‘safe to do it’.
Newcomer Mahie Gill throwing herself in full abandon at Abhay Deol in a mustard field in Dev. D.
Kareena Kapoor playfully handing Akshay Kumar her bra in Tashan
Konkona SenSharma suggesting a quick bout of love-making to Rahul Bose in Dil Kabaddi before they turn in for the night.
Deepika Padukone having no qualms with Saif Ali Khan kissing her full on the mouth inside a car in Love Aaj Kal.
The newspaper quotes trade pundit Komal Nahta: “Films, after all, are a reflection of today. Girls are proposing to guys, they are using seduction as a tool even in real life. The major composition of the audience comprises youth, so they have to show what the young generation identifies with.”
TOI quotes Mahie Gill: “Reel life follows real life. Women today are more vocal about their sexual desires than what they were about a decade back. The audience today wants to see characters they can identify with. That’s why the boldness depicted by the newer lot of actresses has been accepted.”
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