This is my second blog post and I am happy that whoever has read my first blog post has liked it.
(I want to tell you all that all my posts would be mainly about Bollywood, about life, books I have read or T.V. shows I have seen. Sometimes I could comment on society in general or our double standards, but that will be later as I grow confident in my writing.)
Now for my post. Last week I was watching “Hum Tum”, when Suddenly I had a germ of an idea which led to this post. I think Deepika’s character (Veronica) in Cocktail & Saif’s character (Karan) in Hum Tum are the same. He went for “miss goody two shoes” in both films.
What would happen if Gautam (Saif) had fallen for Veronica (Deepika) in Cocktail? Why did Veronica have to sacrifice her love for Gautam? Isn’t she human? Why do all directors and writers choose easy way out? Why are we afraid to break stereotypes in our movies & in life? Are our directors & writers afraid to break their and society’s one dimensional mindset about women in general? Aren’t the grey characters in Hum Tum and Cocktail good human beings? What about their feelings? Is there nobody to take Veronica’s story forward? Think about what would happen if she got the hero for a change? Why do we always want to project the image of SATI-SAVITRIS, MARRIAGE MATERIAL, GIRL NEXT DOOR, etc. in our heroines? Isn’t Veronica a more bindass, fun loving and compassionate girl who took Meera in her home when she was a stranger to her? Even then the writer changed Veronica so she could become MARRIAGE MATERIAL by making her wear Indian clothes and making raita for lunch.
Why change her? Let her be herself.
So please, writers of Bollywood, open your mind. Break these shackles of goodness and have the guts to make Cocktail Part 2 with a Veronica getting hitched with the simple Mamma’s boy.