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AIB’s jibe at Bollywood party songs: a handy art form or an impediment to creativity

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By Sreyashi Mazumdar

Crooning away to hammy songs, exemplifying patriarchal and misogynist perspectives imbued with a tweaked approach, the singers of this millennium often end up being the maverick whom the party busters would like to take after. In an attempt at limning snippets which would entice and unleash an unbridled titillation, these post-modern maestros are often seen tripping the light fantastic toe amidst luscious girls.

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Picture credit: ndtv.com
Reading into the pervading cult, one might end up concluding that a song ends up becoming a hit, less due to the music but more due to the ingredients it portrays. For instance, Honey Singh’s Chaar bottle Vodka, has nothing to do with music or lyrical ingenuity. The ceaseless focus on vodka and the character’s penchant for a hangover is everything that the song has to serve on a platter.
Cracking down upon the newfangled fetish for party songs- that renders a monochromatic definition of partying where in crumby and sleazy numbers reverberate cubicles exclusively earmarked for eccentric people who think taking to binge drinking and humming to flimsy songs would let them off the surging humdrum and fetch them the state of Nirvana- All India Bakchod brings forth a rib-tickling video, taking a dig at the seamy item numbers.
 

“same old party song…cliched party song…same old shit let’s sing along..”- AIB party song
AIB’s party song lampoons the fad at the very beginning of it, with Irfan Khan chipping in a colloquial take on the new-donned culture. Letting loose his swag, he puts up his take on Bollywood party songs, ” Nangi Ladkiya dekho…sharab warab pheko..” At the very first attempt at discerning his notion one might be left stupefied at his eccentricity and daft remark, but if mulled over for a considerable stint one might get an inkling of the nuances of his views.
With a series of cases plaguing the tenets of equality and popularizing the cult of catcalling in India, we, the citizenry of a civilized society have often tried to scuttle the pervading misogyny and deconstruction of art forms like movies or music. However, despite our growing disenchantment, we often end up attuning to the popular cult.
Further, while paging through the recent trend, one might be taken aback at the recent dabangification of film-making. A legion of post-modern filmmakers in India have taken to a ready-made formula wherein a song turns out to be the trump card fixating the destiny of the movie.
Films like- Student of the year, Boss, Chennai Express, Yaariyan, Ragini MMS, Shaukeen etc illustrate the tenets of the trick thus fleshing out the nuances of the coveted trick–which is filming a flamboyant number that would bear everything except for artistry and lyrical acumen.
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Picture credit: dailymotion.com
Keeping aside the brouhaha raveled out by the video, one requires to have a more nuanced stance on the new found cult. It would be an abrupt inference to hold the permeating party culture as the sole reason propelling a demented social construct, but at the same time party songs have in a way deconstructed the artistic eccentricity a filmmaker requires to wield. Therefore, even though it might be an affordable trick to garner money, one mustn’t be tricked by its fallacy which might end up impeding ones artistic prowess.
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“Being a Mother Helped Me Change And Evolve”: Sunny Leone

Not just managing a career, but also enjoying a time being a mother of three -- something that has helped my change and evolve: Sunny Leone

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Sunny Leone is happy being a mother of 3 kids. Flickr
Sunny Leone is happy being a mother of 3 kids. Flickr

Sunny Leone, who started off as an adult film star and ventured into Bollywood with “Jism 2” in 2012, is right now in love with her life as it is unfolding. She is not just managing a career, but also enjoying her time being a mother of three — something that has helped her change and evolve.

The Canadian-born Indian-American actress was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003 and shifted her focus to mainstream acting in Hindi films with “Jism 2”, following it up with “Ragini MMS 2”, “Ek Paheli Leela”, “Kuch Kuch Locha Hai”, “Mastizaade” and “Tera Intezaar”.

Asked if she feels content when she looks back at her journey from Karenjit Kaur Vohra to Sunny Leone, she told IANS in an e-mail interview from Los Angeles: “Yes, because I love my life now.”

Her life has inspired a digital platform series titled “Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story of Sunny Leone”.

Sunny Leone adopted 3 kids. Wikimedia Commons
Sunny Leone adopted 3 kids. Wikimedia Commons

Did she have any initial apprehensions about putting her entire life out for the world to know?

“Yes, many. But what swayed me to do it is that the story would be told in a way that I was comfortable with… the true story and not something that people believe it to be,” said Sunny, who entered Indian showbiz via a stint in the reality TV show “Bigg Boss 5”.

Last year, the actress, who is married to Daniel Weber, took everyone by surprise when she announced that she and her husband had adopted girl child named Nisha from a village in Latur. Another surprise came in March, when she shared that the two had extended their brood by including two more children — sons Noah and Asher — via surrogacy.

Sunny, who is currently seen hosting season 11 of youth-based reality show “Splitsvilla” on MTV, says motherhood has changed her.

Sunny, who is currently seen hosting season 11 of youth-based reality show "Splitsvilla" on MTV, says motherhood has changed her.
Sunny, who is currently seen hosting season 11 of youth-based reality show “Splitsvilla” on MTV, says motherhood has changed her.

“I have changed and evolved but I believe (it has happened) for the better. I look at all three of them and am completely, utterly in love with them,” she said.

With three toddlers to give attention to, will her career slow down?

“I believe I am the best mother I can be if I am working and spending time with them. I love my job and I hope my children grow up to be just as hardworking as my husband and I,” said Sunny.

The 37-year-old actress says Daniel and she have scheduled their “time carefully so that our children do not ever feel a lack of attention, care or love”.

Ever since her debut in Bollywood, Sunny has faced flak, trolls and criticism. She finds it immature and not necessary.

Also Read: The Idea of Sunny Leone’s Biopic “Karenjit Kaur” Came Over a Cup of Coffee: Hitendra Kapopara

“I try to brush it off and move past the hate always. I believe myself not to be a negative person so I have to find the positives in life and in people to do my job. That will never change in me. But I am affected and more annoyed from time to time at the nonsense the media comes up with or random groups come up with. It is immature and not necessary,” she said. (IANS)