a storyline; today’s item numbers pop up with barely any provocation. In general, plenty of boys swivel around a single, generously-endowed girl, who shows off her oomph with every possible body-revealing movement she makes. Her steamy allure makes the boys go crazy because she’s the heroine, not a vamp like Helen.
Shouldn’t Bollywood actresses help society by putting a stop to the repetition of the vanilla they are made to perform? The Bollywood concept took birth with India’s economic reforms in 1991 when business doors flung open to foreigners. Liberalisation became an adrenaline rush for Indians living abroad as people started talking about possibilities in their motherland. That’s when Bollywood, the make-believe world of song and dance, co-opted the Indian diaspora. Sitting in the western world, “desi” children born abroad got a different taste from western society. They took Bollywood as folkloric effect with diverse entertainment of fantasy and exhilaration. Repetitive item numbers became a basic natural rhythmic ritual.
Take a look at some suggestive lines of popular Hindi songs: “Jungle mein aaj mangal karungi bhooke shero se khelungi mein (I will have fun today with hungry lions in the jungle)”, obviously insinuating “with desperate men” in the film Agneepath. Dabangg has words like, “Amiya se aam hui darling tere liye (I have grown from being little to big just for you).” Dabangg 2’s “Mein to tandoori murgi hoon yaar, gatkale saiyya alcohol se” talks of downing a tasty dish with a drink but means, “I’m really tempting, try me out”. In the film Tees Maar Khan, there’s a direct tease, “Sheila ki jawani, I am too sexy for you mein tere hath na aani (my fresh sensuality should not get into your desirous hands).” While the film Rowdy Rathore provokes with, “Pallu ke neeche chupa ke rakha hai utha du toh hungama ho (I have kept it hidden in the folds of my dress, people will go crazy if I reveal it).”
Such arousing audio-visual training makes uneducated young boys from tier III, tier II, urban to metros take it all very seriously; they feel they are allowed to join in. Time