“Hai tujhpe right mera, tu hai delight mera, Tera rasta jo roku, chaukne ka nahin”quite sexist lines would be the suggestion of anyone who would love equal rights to everyone irrespective of gender which simply translated says I have all my rights on you and you are my delight, are my delight, and if I stop by your path don't be shocked!
This song from the 2013 flick Mika Singh along with few other sexistt songs of Bollywood, featured in a edited video is running the viral stream o major social media platforms. The video has the lyrics of these sexist videos edited.
#GaanaRewrite campaign launched last month has different organisations working together for the upliftment of women. Akshara, a women's organisation dedicated to the empowerment and safety of women, took up the step to rewrite the misogynistic lyrics of the sexist songs of Bollywood with the hope to raise the awareness among people to stop the offensive behaviour to won=men and to see them as a human being like any other.
Completely supporting the campaign, more than 150 filmmakers clubbed in, to rewrite lyrics like, “Naina hum ladayenge baby doll se, Ho laundiya patayenge miss call se” to which people swing, sway and move to the beats knowing even to the discriminating lyrics of the song.
Recently even the famous song by AR Rahman had been trending few days back for its feminist version.
Even popular Malayalam actor, Prithviraj Sukumaran took to the public forum, Facebook, to apologise for being a part of misogynistic movies and pledged never to be a part of such movies in the future.
"I have mouthed lines that vilified regard for your self-respect and I have taken a bow to the claps that ensued. Never again will I let disrespect for women be celebrated in my movies!" he wrote in his post reacting the the abduction and harassment of his co-star, a popular actress from the industry.
"Songs are most often eve-teasing weapons," points out Shah although film industry veterans have often overthrown the link between the song lyrics and sexual abuse against women.
In 2013, a PIL filed by a postal officer in Kerala against the Internet sensation Kolaveri Di, meaning `killer rage' in Tamil was dismissed. His theory that a song can incite wrongdoings may not hold water in a court of law but Kolaveri clones flourish in India's bestselling music.
But clearly differentiating chauvinism with feminism, the CBFC has decided to restrict movies like ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha ‘ or ‘Ka Bodyscapes’ which does not glorify misogyny but is entirely female oriented and glorifies homosexuality respectively while lyrics glorifying hot kiss and asking for a kiss and staring down the body figure of a woman, has a green tick from the certification board.