The new trend of Groping and Molesting Around Pubs
An inebriated Chameli, paua chadha ke jiggles her bosom, shakes her booty as hundreds of inebriated men salivate and try to grab a piece of her. She tempts, “Husn jaan leva hai, dekhne mein halwa hai”.
A skimpy Munni rolls her tongue, rubs her derriere as she belts out “Hai mujh mein poori botal ka naasha, amiya se aam hui.” The song is a chartbuster, the movie super hit.
Rowdy Rathore has three girls singing, “Pallu ke neeche chupa ke rakha hai, dikha doon to hangama ho,” as tipsy men try to grab the girls but they jig away.
The trend could have started when ‘choli ke peeche’ became a hit and was followed by “mein aayi hoon UP Bihar lootne” and scores of others.
Recently, in Cocktail, an intoxicated Deepika suggestively encourages Saif to grope her as she dirty dances in a pub.
Scene over. Deepika moves to the security of her vanity van. It is just a song. And with bodyguards around, no one can touch her.
So who gets groped in real life? The ordinary girl on the street - the one without a bodyguard. No security. No driver.
The filmy images lurk somewhere in the crevices of psychotic, unbalanced minds. This link has been worrying me for some time now. A blogger friend, Vijay Nair also saw the link and echoed my thoughts in his blog. Apart from a criminal background, medieval mindset, parochial outlook or sick psyche, there could be hundred other reasons for getting inspired by negative images.
Ideally if a tipsy heroine in skimpy clothes invites raunchy men to grope her, it does NOT give a right to any man to molest women in or around pubs, be it Gurgaon or Guwahati. Butwhen did we live in an ideal world?
Forget groping, in real life a dirty stare is enough to spoil the day.
Lately, we seem to ceaselessly hurtle from one outrage to another each time a new story of crime against women breaks on television. While one is still reeling from one outrage, a new one hits the headlines with double the vengeance. The outrage when a girl was molested and thrown out of the moving train was muted. As in the movie ‘Wanted’ there was no Salman to protect her from the rogues.
Perhaps, there is only so much outrage that a nation can evince in a week’s time. In our hearts we know that such stories are breaking every hour somewhere, someplace…..
Is it only me who feels the need to tone down the overt sexuality of raunchy item songs where a tipsy heroine invites hordes of leering drunkards to grope her?