Amitabh Bachchan says shifting portrayal of the female characters in movies related to the rights and social progress of women
Whoever thought that Amitabh Bachchan is upset with daughter in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for going bold with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, here is a little revelation for all. Although the megastar has remained quite indifferent towards the film for he was not even spotted at any of the special screenings but was finally spotted at the recently held Kolkata Film Festival 2016, Amitabh Bachchan finally decided to put an end to everyone’s worry by reacting on Aishwarya’s role in ADHM as a sign of ‘progressive woman’. Yes! This actually happened!
Sr Bachchan’s Speech
Considering that the Kolkata Film Festival was all about celebrating cinema, Amitabh Bachchan just could not stop raving about the fact that how the shifting portrayal of the female characters in movies is related to the rights and social progress of women in the country. And while he focused on this brilliant thought, he also happened to draw episodes from Nita, from Ritwik Ghatak’s classic Meghe Dhaka Tara, to the character of Rosy played by Waheeda Rehman in Guide and Tabu in Vishal Bhardwaj‘s Haider.
However, the highlight of his speech was when he further went on to mention Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s character from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil as he said, “Ki & Ka consisted completely reversal roles where she married a man who took care of her home. And then more recently there was a very liberated, a divorced woman Saba in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil who turned the tables on men when she told the lover, ‘Main kisiki zaroorat nahi, khwaish banna chahti hu.”
Not to forget, Abhishek Bachchan too recently applauded Aishwarya’s role in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil despite not getting enough time to watch the entire film. He said, “Unfortunately I have not seen the movie yet because I have been travelling with my football team. I will be surely watching it in the coming week. I have seen the scratches of the film and kept seeing when it was under production. I think she is looking stunning. Also, I am very happy for Karan Johar and the entire team. I wish them all the very best for future.”