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Item Songs Should Be Written With Caution, Shabana Azmi

Shabana says now the content has evolved and instead of showing weak and helpless women, Bollywood has started portraying strong female characters.

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Shaban Azmi Speaks Out Against Item Songs. Flickr
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Veteran actor and social activist Shabana Azmi, who has expressed her angst against item songs in the past, on Tuesday said lyricists must take care to avoid derogatory words.

“I am against the use of item songs in the films. The words which are being used in such songs are derogatory and are against the image of females,” said the “Arth” actress during an interactive session organised by News18 here.

Shabana cited the lyrics of “Fevicol se” song from the superstar Salman Khan-starrer “Dabangg 2”.

“I don’t feel there is any need to include item song in movies. They are not even related to the story. Lyricists should think twice before writing such songs,” added the 67-year-old actress, wife of celebrated writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar.

Shabana Azmi is An Active Supporter of Women Right's. Flickr
Shabana Azmi is An Active Supporter of Women Right’s. Flickr

She also spoke about the changing content in Bollywood films and women-oriented films.

From “Damini” in 1993 to “Pink” in 2016, Bollywood has made a quite number of women-oriented films, but Shabana says now the content has evolved and instead of showing weak and helpless women, Bollywood has started portraying strong female characters.

Shabana, who is known for raising her voice for women’s rights, believes India has not progressed completely as female foeticide is still practiced.

Also Read:Veteran Actress Shabana Azmi Nominated as The Ambassador for WPSP

“Now, I just don’t want to point out the issues, I want to bring out the solution and fight for women with them,” added Shabana, who cited her late father and writer Kaifi Azmi’s words. (Bollywood Country)

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Anil Kapoor Sees Sridevi’s Reflection in Her Daughters

Sridevi died aged 54 in February by accidentally drowning in a bath tub.

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On Sridevi’s 55th birth anniversary on Monday, actor Anil Kapoor wrote a heartfelt note saying that he sees the reflection of the late star in her daughters Janhvi and Khushi.

Anil shared an old photograph on Twitter, where Sridevi is posing with her daughters and her producer-husband Boney Kapoor.

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Sridevi With Her Family. IANS

“A true star that shone brightly on-screen and lit up the lives of everyone she touched. Not a day goes by when we do not miss you Sri. We see your reflection in Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor everyday. You live on in our hearts and minds,” Anil captioned the image.

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Sridevi died aged 54 in February by accidentally drowning in a bath tub in a Dubai hotel, leaving the film industry, her family and legions of fans in a state of shock. (IANS)

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