Shabana Azmi links women empowerment with upbringing of boys, redefines ‘mardangi’ – sex and relationships

Drawing consideration to the problem of feminine foeticide with her Netflix horror movie, Kaali Khuhi, veteran star Shabana Azmi was additionally an element of 2020’s a lot-acclaimed feminist OTT film, Mee Raqsam that was an ode to the robust bond between a father and his daughter. While co-producing Mee Raqsam with brother Baba Azmi was a tribute to their father-poet Kaifi Azmi, Shabana’s muddle-breaking method to OTT content material was extensively appreciated for making a powerful case for women empowerment.

In a current interview with Harper’s Bazaar India, the 70-yr-previous actor challenged the myths of masculinity and redefined “mardangi”. She shared, “The empowerment of women depends on how we raise our boys. Have we questioned why masculinity is always about power and strength, about mardangi (manhood)? Why is mardangi also not about compassion and consideration?”

Having linked women empowerment with the upbringing of boys within the society, Shabana added, “Unless we, as a society, start raising our sons differently, all these offshoots of sexism against women—regarding their looks and the derogatory terms that are used for them—will not go away.”

Terrie Samundra’s Netflix unique movie, Kaali Khuhi, intrinsically portrays misogyny and aided in dismantling the patriarchal hegemony. The Shabana Azmi and Riva Arora starrer dropped at the desk, conversations which can be typically brushed below the carpet in Indian households.

While upholding misogynistic values by women via follow or within the title of custom is not any secret, the movie served a horror plot whereas concurrently exposing viewers to the world of patriarchal conditioning of the females. As for Mee Raqsam, the sunshine-hearted movie weaves a progressive story that confirmed a valuable bond between a loving father who stands up for his daughter and her ardour for dance.

Both of these from Shabana Azmi’s kitty are two feminist OTT reveals of 2020 which can be undoubtedly price your time in case you haven’t wrapped them up already.

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