Dear Bollywood, Enough With the Item Girls. Where Are the Item Boys?

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Dear Bollywood, Enough With the Item Girls. Where Are the Item Boys?

Illustration: Akshita Monga

 

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ast year, Bollywood was a great place to be a woman. Meghna Gulzar, Reema Kagti, and Nandita Das helmed three of the year’s most successful films and Alia Bhatt, Taapsee Pannu, Rani Mukherjee, Kareena Kapoor, and Sonam Kapoor shouldered four of the year’s biggest hits. And yet outdoing them, were the number of women who cavorted around in Bollywood’s favourite pick-me-up, the item song.

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