Watch: Kangana Ranaut teams up with All India Bakchod for a stinging satire on Bollywood’s sexism
Actress Kangana Ranaut satirizes Bollywood and its treatment of female stars in a new collaboration with comedy collective All India Bakchod
The video comes day before the release of Ranaut’s upcoming Simran film and has her checking pretty much every way in which Bollywood displays its misogyny.
Titled The Bollywood Diva Song, the video stars Kangana as an everywoman actress named Priya who is readying for a shot but is rudely dismissed by the director. He can’t even recall who she is and the words ‘female lead’ don’t ring a bell – what does is when Kangana refers to herself as the hero’s love interest.
The hero (stand-up comic Varun Thakur), obviously, is treated like God. From his suggestions on the script to choice of heroines, whatever the hero says is gospel.
The video also takes on token feminism – while the heroes still take a higher pay cheque, heroines are privileged to have their names appear before him on the credit roll. That is till the “love interest” falls off the grace and is replaced in the film.
The seven-minute-long video, aptly describes the discrimination that women have to face in the film industry.From getting a rubbish script, to having your supposedly ’empowered’ character gyrate to an item song, the video brings out the best of AIB by putting forth the worst of Bollywood.
Before you watch, here’s how the lyrics sum up Bollywood’s sexist attitude towards female stars: “Khub maare maine yahaan aake thumke… aaj jana tum bhi mere baatein sunke” and “Coz I have vagina rey, objectify even my kalaiyaan rey“… is how it goes.
Watch the full video posted by AIB here:
Here’s a glimpse of what Twitter has to say about Karan’s tweet being a reaction to Kangana’s song. “AIB’s The Bollywood Diva song: Kangana Ranaut takes on Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar in this ‘vagina’ rant,” said a tweet while another read: “AIB just roasted everyone including Karan Johar and I’m here for this.” “A slap on bollywood! You go Queen,” tweeted another user.
AIB JUST ROASTED EVERYONE INCLUDING KARAN JOHAR AND IM HERE FOR THIS: The Bollywood Diva Song feat. Kangana Ranaut https://t.co/3mD7yM867c
— s (@desibxtch) September 12, 2017
AIB's The Bollywood Diva song: Kangana Ranaut takes on Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar in this 'vagina' rant
— Reka (@Rekasarvan) September 12, 2017
Simran releases this Friday after which Kangana Ranaut is expected to resume shooting for Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.