No sooner had she posted the photo on Instagram, users began to troll her with some even taunting her reminding her about her comments made about an army jawan. In an interview with a newspaper, Vidya had shared her own experiences of facing sexual harassment during her early years. She had said that once a man in an army uniform ogled at her breasts at VT station in Mumbai when she was in college. This, she had said, made her feel extremely uncomfortable.
There is a change in perspective and a stark attitudinal shift towards women not only in the film industry, but across the world. Certain actors are also instrumental in bringing about the positive change either through their on-screen projection and choice of roles, or through the stand that they take by speaking on issues of social relevance or by supporting various social causes. Vidya Balan is one actor in recent times, who has transformed things for female actors in the industry, through her professional choices. She has also been upfront about speaking on various issues concerning women. When actors speak on social issues — be it objectification of women, body shaming, and depression et al — does it help reinforce the changing school of thoughts?
Vidya Balan, recently in an interview, revealed that during her college years she was ogled at by an army jawan while standing on a railway station. So, as obvious it is, this speaking up invited a lot of trolling towards Balan. Amid all that, a man dressed in army uniform who identified as a jawan responded to the statement with a video on youtube, reciting a crude poem in Hindi against her. I caught the following lines from the poem, which show the amount if crudeness it had. This man shamed Balan for doing movies like The Dirty Picture and Ishqiya, in which she showed a lot of skin.
Jump to navigation. Today, no Bollywood actress has any qualms shedding her clothes on screen. However, dropping clothes is also an art. Not everyone's cup of tea.