Whether it’s getting too much or not, Kangana Ranaut is all over. The new poster girl of gender equality in the film industry came all guns blazing with her AIB collaboration, I have a vagina re.
Apart from educating an entire section of people on how to pronounce vagina – trust us, there are several who don’t, and yoni is so 1995 – it bashes the same industry that gave Kangana her name. This time though, she isn’t brazen and doesn’t name names, but here’s the kind of people she takes digs at:
She first took a dig at Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan, with the entrance of her male counterpart. SRK also came in for another bashing by Kangana when she noticed that the film industry now puts the actress’s name first in the credits.
SRK’s famously pledged to do this in his films, since 2013. However, while the names of the actresses do come first, the wage gap between lead actors and actresses was also spoken about. The wage gap was also taken offence at. This is a murky scenario as actors and actresses set their own price tags.
Another dig that Kangana took was at actresses becoming brand ambassadors of washing powders. Not that washing powders are bad – they keep our damn clothes clean. However, top of our head, Sridevi, Kajol and Raveena Tandon have done washing powder ads.
Then, she took pot-shots at the lyrics that denigrate the female anatomy. This, we think is the need of the hour. Kudos to Kangana for calling the lyric writers of such songs.
She also took another dig at the absurd portrayal of working women in Bollywood films. They pursue intellectual professions but their work never takes forefront in the films.
There’s no denying that Kangana has raised the hornet’s nest with her video. However, one needs to see things from all perspectives. Readers might notice that this article uses actors and actresses instead of the gender-neutral actor. After all, women and men are equal – but never the same.