Despite Bollywood Influences, I am Raising Two Feminist Sons. Here’s How To Do It

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Despite Bollywood Influences, I am Raising Two Feminist Sons. Here’s How To Do It

Illustration: Akshita Monga

 

I

was aloof to Bollywood for a large part of my life. And I definitely wasn’t one of those who drooled over SRK’s “Palat” in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge or Salman Khan’s towel dance from Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. On the odd occasion that I did catch a Hindi film, I wouldn’t be too bothered by much of what I saw on screen. Dumb storyline? Meh. Vulgar dance and filthy lyrics? It’s time to zone out. Misogynistic plots and jokes? Tsk, it’s just a movie innit?

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