Saturday February 16, 2019

Mallika Dua Says She Doesn’t Make Friends Easily

"Because, as actors we don't go to office everyday where we have the opportunity to form bonds with people over time. So, it's our project and our proximity during that project that gives us those friendships. "

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Comedian Mallika Dua
Comedian Mallika Dua. Instagram

Comedienne Mallika Dua says she doesn’t make too many friends, and is very particular when she forms a bond with someone.

“I don’t make too many friends and I am very particular about the friends that I make. But, some of the best friendships that I have in life are ones that I made through theatre or work,” Mallika said in a statement to IANS.

Mallika will soon be seen in bindass’ “The Trip 2”, which also stars Shweta Tripathi and Sapna Pabbi. The first season brought us a plot that revolved around four childhood friends who go on a road trip in Thailand to celebrate a bachelorette party. The journey, however, turns into an emotional roller-coaster for the girls.

The Series 'Trip 2' Will Air On Bindass. Flickr
The Series ‘Trip 2’ Will Air On Bindass. Flickr

Talking about bonding with her co-stars, she said: “I am eternally grateful for both ‘Trip’ season 1 and 2 because the kind of sisterhood and bonding that I have with Shweta, Sapna and Lisa (Haydon) and now Amyra Dastur is something that you don’t really get to experience.

“Because, as actors we don’t go to office everyday where we have the opportunity to form bonds with people over time. So, it’s our project and our proximity during that project that gives us those friendships. It’s been already few days since we wrapped but I miss them already especially Shweta.”

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Shweta said: “Friend — just the word brings a smile to my face. They make our lives complete. The ‘Trip’ story started with a story of friends but none of us ever thought that we’ll become that close in our ‘real’ lives as well. We all are on each other’s instant dial now.”

The show will go live on all bindass platforms in September. (IANS)

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Bollywood Tells Stories About Love, But Also Highlights Stalking

Cinema gets a dose of creepiness in the name of love

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Be it Varun Dhawan’s attempts to woo Alia Bhatt in “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, or Akshay Kumar following Bhumi Pednekar and clicking her photographs without her consent in “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” or Shah Rukh Khan singing the famous “Tu haan kar ya na kar, tu hai meri Kiran” — Bollywood tells stories about love but also highlights stalking.

Social activist Ranjana Kumari blames cinema for creating a culture of stalking women.

“They show that initially women say ‘No’ but don’t take ‘No’ for a ‘No’. It is actually a ‘Yes’. It has been there since long. Stalking has been packaged in a romantic way,” Kumari told IANS.

“It conveys the superiority that men have over women. She, in any case, has to give in. It is a myth that is being perpetuated by creating this culture… She is still an object of his desire,” she added.

Actress Swara Bhasker, who appeared in “Raanjhanaa”, admitted that the Aanand L. Rai directorial glorified stalking.

Bollywood Actor Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan.

“When it came out, it got panned by feminists for glorifying stalking… For a long time, I refused to believe it and thought that it is not true… But then as time passed by, I was like, actually, maybe yes,” she said when she joined actress Kareena Kapoor Khan for an episode of her radio show.

According to psychologist Samir Parikh, films have an impact on people at some level or the other.

“When you see something being presented in a palatable manner to you, you feel it is okay to do it, so you get desensitised to it. You get disinhibited and it changes your perception of reality. People, especially youngsters and vulnerable ones, end up doing what they see their role models doing,” Parikh told IANS.

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“It is important to educate and upgrade people and give them the right support and guidance,” he said.

All is not fair in love, and it is time to put the lens on it as well. (IANS)