As the very articulate Rahul Bose settles down for a quick chat after the 'Soldier for Women' press conference, he looks a little bothered with someone smoking in the room. He quickly adds that he is okay with people smoking but he doesn't have to inhale their smoke. Actor-activist Rahul Bose has very strong opinions and he tells us why he thinks item songs are totally superfluous. Excerpts from the interview:
Women-centric films like 'Kahaani' and 'English Vinglish' have become as popular as mainstream Bollywood films. What's your take on that?
Women-centric films can still be about the exploitation of women in terms of the story. Just because it is a women-centric film doesn't mean that the director respects women. It is not enough to have women-centric roles; we don't even need women-centric roles. As long as we have cinema that has an inherent respect for women and their place in society, I am okay with that.
Having said that, these films have certainly busted the myth that only Read More »from Rahul Bose Unplugged