Film celebrities enjoy immense love and affection from movie lovers. Diehard fans in fact go to the extent of giving their lives for their stars. However, when it comes to reacting on burning issues, film industry shies away from responsibility. They do lip service, shed crocodile tears and wash off hands.
Be it lending a helping hand to flood victims, addressing Casting Couch problem in the industry, drug mafia contacts in the industry and be it heinous crimes against women, Film Industry's hypocrisy has been exposed.
Almost all film industries are insensitive to women issues. The filmmakers came with many B, C grade films only with the eye on making profits playing on the emotions of the youngsters without bothering about the after effects. Almost all films and even top stars films show heroes stalking heroines and heroines enjoying and after initial refusal falling in love with the hero.
When the right-thinking people blame film industry for the growing atrocities against women and other wrongs in the society, the celebrities try to offer their gyaan thus exposing their double standards. The same people forget that they remained silent when Natasimha Balakrishna, comedian Ali made vulgar comments against women.
Film celebrities Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh and others asked women to store 100 contact number and download Hawkeye app on their smart phones to be safe. But the question is will that be enough and solve the problem. Will the makers and stars take a strong decision not to objectify women or stop showing stalking glorifying it on screen.
Films like Arjun Reddy, RX 100, iSmart Shankar to name a few, glorified stalking. Chiranjeevi in one of the episodes of Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, came with a shocker “If you want to know about fruits, you have to do one film with director K Raghavendra Rao. He used to put all the fruits around the heroine’s navel.”
Another shocker came from a filmmaker Daniel Shravan who asked women to carry condom to enjoy getting raped. Nandini Reddy angrily questioned, “The audience is mostly men under 35 while women have become secondary audience. It’s public demand. Why do you think they come to theatres and whistle when such scenes come?”
But the film industry is not keen to take the blame saying they are showing that all those scenes to warn youth against crimes and claim that most of the stories are fictional and movies play only limited role in influencing people. They question "Do you know how kids are addicted to gadgets and how many rape videos are available on the Darknet?”