Bhumi Pednekar says 'Women are shown as people with no desires' in Hindi cinema & she wants to change it

Bhumi Pednekar is unhappy with the representation of women in Hindi cinema as they are shown as 'people with no desires'; Read on
Written By Saumya Bansal | Updated: April 01, 2021 15:43 IST
Bhumi Pednekar says 'Women are shown as people with no desires' in Hindi cinema & she wants to change it

Bhumi Pednekar, who's popular for picking up women-oriented roles in her films, is unhappy with the representation of women in most Hindi films. For her, she chose the roles which have a strong message and would continue to do in the future. “I often choose films that have a strong social message but I also think of picking projects that will do commercially well," she said in an interview.

 
About her film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Bhumi added, "When you think about Toilet, it is one of my most commercially socially relevant films. But the kind of reach the film had or the kind of impact the film had I was amazed. After the movie was released, there were campaigns where fathers and mothers were at the forefront saying no Toilet no bride. That was honestly fantastic.”
 
As she recently did Dolly Kitty Aur Wo Chamakte Sitare which showcased the desires of women, Bhumi is headstrong about her wish to change the perspective of women in society. "Women are shown as people that have no desires – no ambition, no sexual desires and that is something I again want to change. Through my cinema, I try in portraying women that exist, women that are real. Women need good representation in cinema. I see women not having the correct representation on screen. It really affects me," she concluded.


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