Film: Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare
Year of Release: 2019
Director: Alankrita Shrivastava
Producer: Ekta Kapoor
Lead Cast: Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar, Vikrant Massey
It is appalling that the Padma Award in 2021 was given to Ekta Kapoor, even though she has promoted tenth-rate content in the name of mass entertainment. The producer has made several cringe content earlier, like Kucch To Hai (2003) that promoted underage mating.
We genuinely wish the award committee held a better mechanism to select worthy candidates.
Here is a scene from her 2019 film ‘Dolly, Kitty Aur Chamakte Sitaare’ in which a married woman Radha aka Dolly, has an affair with a young delivery boy named Osman Ansari because she no longer desires her husband Amit.
Kapoor presents Amit as a creep who makes inappropriate advances at his wife’s sister. There is nothing pleasant about him. However, the young Osman is portrayed as a sweet and hardworking MBA student who strikes a bond with Dolly immediately (something that Amit couldn’t do in years.) Osman is later killed by Hindutva political party goons.
It is disgusting to sell promiscuity as a sign of women’s empowerment. Unhappy marriages exist in every community and are not resolved by extra-marital affairs. And let’s admit that Kapoor wouldn’t have the backbone to frame such a relationship between a Muslim housewife and a Hindu delivery boy. She might have understood why such content is unacceptable then.
This vicious hypocrisy doesn’t deserve the Padma Award.
Kapoor also disgraced herself in 2020 when she portrayed Indian Army officers in a poor light in her adult web series ‘XXX2’. That portrayal was so offensive that the defence ministry, in a rare move, wrote to the Central Board of Film Certification, stating that producers of movies or web series based on the Army should take a no-objection certificate before telecasting them.
Readers are encouraged to read this article explaining how Katherine Mayo planted a disgusting narrative maligning Hindu men in her infamous book and how the Bollywood cabal has repeatedly used that narrative.
— Gems of Bollywood Fan (@FilmyKhichdii) March 25, 2023
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