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'Wish actresses hold placard against sexual exploitation in Bollywood'

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Filmmaker Vivek says it is good that many actresses are sharing photographs of themselves holding placards urging action in the case incident. However, he wishes they also voice their concerns against sexual exploitation in the Hindi film industry.

Several Bollywood actresses like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker, Sonam Kapoor, and have held placards asking for justice for the eight-year-old girl, who was kidnapped, sedated, starved, gangraped and murdered in the district of

"It's good to see film heroines holding placards to make a point on tragedy. I wish they also hold a placard against the sexual exploitation of women in Bollywood. I wish they also refuse to do roles that portray heroines only as sex objects and dumb bimbos. Can they?" tweeted on Sunday.

Sexual abuse has been a topic of much debate in Bollywood and Hollywood in recent times. Prominent names from the entertainment industry have been discussing how men in power take advantage of women in exchange for taking their dreams.

However, Bollywood celebrities haven't named and shamed.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 18:42 IST
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