As soon as Mallika Sherawat stepped into Bollywood, she was criticised for doing ‘bold scenes’. The actress had to face brutal scrutiny while her male co-stars got away with it all. In a recent interview, Mallika opened up about being targetted for such scenes and how the times and society have changed.
MALLIKA SHERAWAT SAYS WOMEN ARE BLAMED FOR EVERYTHING
Earlier, Mallika Sherawat talked about being tagged as a fallen woman for doing bold scenes in the 2004 film Murder. In a recent interview, the actress talked about the difference between how the society treats a male and a female actor for ‘bold scenes’. She feels women are targeted while men get away with everything.
Mallika told Bollywood Life, “That’s what the patriarchal system is. It’s always the women who are always targeted, not the men. Not only in India, but that’s all over the world. Men walk away with everything, they can get away with everything, it’s like they (those who target) blame the woman for everything. I don’t know why, but more so in India, I feel. I also think the society wasn’t evolved, people would think differently. Plus, the media didn’t support such scenes earlier, a certain section of the media.”
MALLIKA FEELS SOCIETY HAS EVOLVED AS NUDE SCENES ARE CONSIDERED ARTISTIC NOW
While things were difficult for Mallika Sherawat and she was policed for her movie choices initially in her career, she feels the society has evolved now. “But now, the media is very, very supportive, especially toward women, and even the society has evolved. Actresses now are doing frontal nudity and it’s accepted, it’s considered very artistic,” she added.
On the work front, Mallika Sherawat’s web series, Nakaab, premiered on MX Player on September 15.
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