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So exciting that this channel is up and running! That is why IF rocks just so much more!
Ok, my question is, are the female leads in Punjabi movie important? We say that Bollywood doesn't give much scope to female leads, but we still do get movies like Anjaam, Page 3, Corporate and Black, where the actresses are provided ample scope to prove themselves.
But is that the same with Punjabi movies?
Let's see...in all the recent movies that have been churned out, none of the female leads have been the same.
If we look at HMann's movies, there has been a new actress opposite him in every single movie! Even other movies, such as Jimmy Shergill's YNB and Mannat, had different female leads, same with Ek Jind Ek Jaan (had Nagma).
And in those movies, the actresses barely had anything to do, and in the case of HMann's movies, one actress had to play an 'angrezi NRI' and the other, a 'desi Indian'.
So, what is the reason that no actress actually does more than one movie? Why do they keep on changing? Is it because they're in search for greener pastures in Bollywood? Or, family issues? As we know that Punjabi families are a lot stricter than most? Or maybe majority of the Punjabi audience isn't ready to accept the female lead to do something worthwhile?
Hope is around the corner though, Deepa Mehta will be directing a Punjabi film, based on domestic violence, starring Preity Zinta!! That is a great opportunity to bring to the forefront such a pressing issue, and also, make a woman's role central to a punjabi movie!
So, what do you guys think about this?
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I am sorry but i disagree with you here even though the punjabi actresses don't have too much of screen space their characters are really significant to the storyline For example Jee Aayan nu was about the differences between a couple who's from different backgrounds and from what i saw there was a LOT of importance given to Priya Gill's character and same in Yaaran naal baharaan The only exception might be in ANMWD where kimi's character pali had no significant value to the movie but even Hmann didn't have a lot of value in that movie so all's good
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