“Ratna’s boldest yet indirect war at Sonakshi”
Ratna Pathak Shah famously called Maya Sarabhai is a versatile lady of the Bollywood. From regal Rani Sa of Khoobsurat to Lipstick Under My Burkha’s strong performance Ratna killed everywhere. While, she is also known to give strikingly bold statement in interviews.
Recently, Ratna Pathak Shah during The Actresses’ Roundtable 2017 with Rajeev Masand, slamed the Dabbang girl aka Sonakshi Sinha for doing film like Dabangg, where her role is merely that of an ‘object of lust’.
Along with Pathak, the table shared by Vidya Balan, Bhumi Pednekar, Swara Bhasker and Zaira Wasim, that talked about the many features of acting in Bollywood.
Ratna being her usual open self, made a harsh statement:
“Everyone who decides to act in a film; every woman; I am sorry to be judgemental… but every woman who decides to act in a film like Dabangg where she is made a complete object of lust and more or less, nothing else, those women should also stand up and say ‘no, I don’t feel doing a part like this’. Particularly since I have got a mummy or daddy to bankroll this, at least at this time I won’t. Silk Smitha didn’t get a chance to say that. Her family depended on her doing what she had to do. My family doesn’t depend, so why am I not standing up?”
However, Co-panelist and actress Bhumi Pednekar nodded with her point of view and told how she has refused to do around 28 films because the role offered to her was not something she considered in.
“WE NEED TO BECOME MORE RESPONSIBLE. I COMPLETELY AGREE CONSIDERING THE KIND OF IMPACT WE HAVE ON PEOPLE, ON THE PUBLIC, WE NEED TO KNOW BECAUSE EVERY TIME YOU ARE SMACKING A GIRL’S BUTT, THERE ARE GOING TO BE 10 BOYS IN A SMALL LITTLE VILLAGE IN INDIA DOING THE SAME THING AND THEY THINK IT’S OKAY.”
All other divas on the panel have a lunar body of work in terms of excellence. But, the way in which an actress is depicted on screen and how the other characters react to her, somewhere shows how is she treated in real life.
Well, what will be the Sonakshi’s call on this we will see, but she has already been confirmed for the third film in the Dabangg installment, where she plays wife to Salman Khan’s Chulbul Pandey.
So, what is your take on this? Is Ratna Pathak right? Don’t forget to mention in the comment.