Disability Sells – Bollywood in it’s new Avatar

Sanjeev Kumar doing a dream role of thaakur in Sholay

Disability and it's portrayal in Hindi films was earlier a sideline of the film. Rarely was it the main cover theme of the film, and often it was portrayed as a sympathy factor. The hero's wheelchair bound sister, or the aged parent who needed to be looked after due to a debilitating condition, these were staples in the feel-good films. There were a few exceptions – the … [Read more...]