Union minister for women and child development Maneka Gandhi on Friday said that violence against women is increasing because of the indecent representation of them in Bollywood and regional movies. The minister was speaking at Goafest 2017.
“So far, we create ads that emphasize the need for women to get fairer or thinner. Let’s use this medium to talk about their rights,” said the minister. "Romance in almost every film starts with eve teasing, be it Hindi or in regional films," she added.
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Maneka Gandhi further added that the powerlessness of men also lead to violence against women.
"The man's feeling of powerlessness, he is being shouted at, his failure in job is also one of the reasons of violence against women," she added.
"Films like Dangal and Pink go to one extent but your ads can go forward. We need to create ads that demand more respect for woman,” she added.
The minister made the statement after handing over The Gender Sensitivity award that was bestowed upon Shilpa Chaudhary and Aayushi Rastogi of Havas Delhi.