So, some nincompoop(s) with a lot of time on their hands and nothing better to do in spite of calling themselves an NGO decide to do something that is actually going to affect the lives of millions of people in a positive way… they file an FIR against some Bollywood types (Karan Johar and Gauri Khan) for calling Radha ‘sexy’ in some idiotic movie (Student Of The Year)!
I was being sarcastic if someone didn’t get it… though, there’s nothing sarcastic about the movie being idiotic!
Also, personally the said song doesn’t appeal to me… but I am not going to file an FIR because a song gives me a headache!
I find it pathetic that they are even bothered by the song… I mean, if they didn’t like it then why give it this publicity?
My second issue with it is that… it is fine to say Radha looks like an elephant when she walks… that is poetry (apparently) and acceptable but calling Radha ‘sexy’ is a criminal offence and “hurts Hindu sentiments”? From when did ‘Sexy’ become a derogatory term?
Though I can’t remember the exact poem where Radha was called an elephant… I can assure you she has been called one by some famous Hindi poet.
Third and most important issue as far as I am concerned…. The priorities in some people’s lives are appalling! They are concerned about a mythological character Radha who may or may not have existed when so many real, living women are being ill-treated throughout the country in so many abhorable ways!
I am sure Radha, if she did exist, couldn’t care less about what nonsense songs are being written about her while her sisters are being treated like crap. She was quite mature and open minded from what I have read.
Seriously, Dikhao pe mat jaao… apni akal khud lagao!
© Surya Murali