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Subhash Kapoor encourages Hindi cinema to break stereotypes


Hindi cinema is an important medium in shaping South Asian society. Sadly, stereotypes are not only a part of society but are also reflected through Hindi cinema, which perhaps re-asserts stereotypes.

Subhash Kapoor, an Indian film director, producer and screen writer spoke out against the portrayal of stereotypes in Hindi cinema. At a panel discussion held in Delhi, ‘Tracking the Trajectory of the Secular/Communal Impulse in Indian Cinema, Kapoor stated: "There is a lot of stereotyping in Hindi cinema. These stereotypes exist in society. Cinema does not change it, it portrays it. This must change,"

With a MA in Hindi literature and a former political journalist, Subhash Kapoor directed ‘Phas Gaye Re Obama’- a Bollywood satire film revolving around the global recession that started in the USA. He also directed ‘Jolly LLB’, a Bollywood comedy inspired by the 1999 Sanjeev Nanda hit-and-run case.

Let’s hope that film makers take Subhash Kapoor’s assertion on board. Stereotypes in Hindi cinema need to be broken, in order to encourage stereotypes in society to be broken.



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