'Don't blame Bollywood for rapes'

Do explicit movie scenes and double-meaning songs and dialogues incite sexual violence? Many think so. But most directors in the Hindi film industry don't agree.

Monday, December 24, 2012 | 4:28:06 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 9:01am
I think a range of factors affect the person but I would blame the culprit more than anything else...and also law and order for sure needs 2 b reinforced effectively..i mean take the kasab case...every proof was der and it took yrs 2 giv the hanging punishment!! why?...
I do however believe BW movies need 2 cut down on the extent to which they show things...they should be aware that children do watch these films and get negatively impacted by them... its not just movies but even the way these actresses are presented in magazines.. I remember them showing this girl that was very young and would wear make up to look like the celebs in magazines, she actually said in her interview that she felt she was ugly and make up made her look pretty...luckily jo frost (who works with families and children) had taken her to a studio and done a photoshoot and shown her what really happens to the images tht r released in magazines and only then she found out how fake this glamour world is... u see that's just one little element but it did make a young child adopt a wrong route... that's why film makers surely need 2 think over the impact their films can hav on everyone... films back in the days didn't inc many actresses dressed in bikinis and what not but they stil did well.

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Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 8:58am
I would definitely blame bollywood for a certain part. More than anyother medium, visual medium is one thing that affects people the most..people say we learn what we watch...its true...the item songs in bollywood definetly does not portray women in a very respectful manner. Instead of filling the films with shitty item songs just so that the men would have their treat ,it would do good if they showed how to treat women in a respectable manner.Not only Bollywood i even find some Tv ads which are as bad.

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Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 8:30am
What a load of absolute codswhallop!!! By that token the rape figures in countrys where there are films aplenty must be through the roof! No. Those who have read Shakespeare will see that he presented such things too yet the women weren't treated any worse or better by it. How is it that there are those men who watch bollywood films and are able to separate fact from fiction. The factors of blame are there if you wish to see them.
1. Lack of respect for women.
2. Blinkered upbringing and for that we have the older men and women of society to blame for that.
3. Ineffective policing, law and order.
4. Lack of rape convictions leading to potential rapists and rapists believing that they are above the law.
Depravity as shown by those delinquents had nothing to do with Bollywood.

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Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 8:28am
ibelieve Bollywood is a medium where now they are showing anything without any respect n decency left...clothes of actresses...bold nvulgar words...vulgar songs, n yes these songs itself became super hit n song of the year...
thts the reality

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Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 8:22am
Sumtimes, its crct esp too adult movies rated A

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Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 8:20am
i would love to blame Bollywood definitly.

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Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 8:07am
I do blame bollywood! The industry is bent on showing sex in ways that would excite their young audience in a unhealthy manner. If only they would be more sentimental about it. These item numbers should be eased out. Lets go back to the times when mega stars respected their bodies, not exploit them to make some money. On top of that, the messages of each movie is becoming unclear! The world needs to be cured. Its so deseased at the moment! Sorry if i sound absurd but I am sooo depressed about the latetest rape disaster. At the moment, I am blaming everything! So sad!

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Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 7:35am
Yes they do affect peoples thinking example girl walking down the street and guy will sing bara mahino main bara so yes they do affect also we find movie world glamorous so people do get brain washed at times bollywood need to take some responsibility for this

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Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 7:23am
lol i dun think so...its the ppl's mentality...if films have the bad then they have the good too..lot of them are inspiring too...why not be influenced by something nice?

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Posted on: 24 December 2012 at 6:43am
I don't think it is the item numbers or the skin show!!!!!

Rather it is the patriarchal society being portrayed in films and TV shows that is influening this!!!!

For example, in Punar Vivaah you had the aunt of first husband saying that the husband is allowed to go after another woman but the wife is supposed to wait for him!!!!!These kind of ideas which are pushed into a guy's mind makes them think they can get away with anything!!!!!

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