How elegant you looked when you smilingly bashed a male journalist for asking silly questions on females’ menstrual cycles.
How elegant you looked when you popped your eyes out when that 24 year old associated the word ‘Problems’ with Periods.
How elegant you looked when you held him by his shoulders, not to strangle him but to make him understand that he needs to respect girls.
How elegant you looked when you spoke up for all those girls who have so much to say but are quietened by this patriarchal society.
How powerful you looked when you bashed another silly male journalist for saying –‘When Girls are young they like it (Sex) and when they old, they scream and shout at us!’
How powerful you looked when you kept repeating the word ‘Ridiculous’ for him and also called him ‘Stupid’ (off the mic).
How powerful you looked when you said “It’s very disrespectful to say this to a girl. If there is sex or a kiss or hug, there are two people involved and not just the girl”
How powerful you looked when you spoke up for all those girls who have so much to say but are quietened by the patriarchal society.
And then when you blamed Ali for touching you inappropriately in the Bigg Boss house, I felt proud that you didn’t hesitate to stand up for yourself. I was outraged at Ali, who had previously touched Sonali under the bed-covers in the most inappropriate way. ‘This man needs to be taught a lesson’ is what I thought.
But my outrage fell into a pool of confusion when Salman Khan started smiling while taking Ali’s case on national television. At first, I thought it was how Salman Khan as a person is, who doesn’t think twice before blowing away the lives people quietly sleeping on the pavement (How would he think, he was completely drunk).
Salman, who has multiple affairs with heroines and models in the industry and yet claims to be ‘virgin’. Well, no comments on that. Salman, who gives Bollywood breaks to starry kids but speaks quite brashly to his side dancers, while directing them to leave the stage on Bigg Boss.
Leaving all my thoughts aside, I believed that his smile had nothing to do with what Ali did.
But then to my utter shock, I saw you (Parineeti) declaring that it was all a joke and Ali didn’t do anything.
Really, Parineeti? Why did you have to do that? Didn’t you realize that this silly joke of yours would categorize Sonali as a mere joke? Didn’t you realize that this was not supposed to be? And if you tell me that the producers of the show wanted you to play that joke, couldn’t you have refused?
And today, you neither looked elegant or powerful; you rather looked like a deceiver, who easily switches sides. Who on one hand, stands up for women and on the other hand creates a joke of another woman’s (Sonali) plight.
Let me tell you some thing today –
To be touched inappropriately is the most discomforting thing any woman can face and nothing can be worse than somebody making a joke out of it. Of all people, that too you!