Mumbai: It’s a man’s world for sure. And when it comes to Bollywood, men do rule the silver screen. No matter how big a star an actress is, she does taste the bitterness of being the fairer sex. Despite being a huge brand in herself, Kareena Kapoor has been seconded in the promotional trailors of the Shah Rukh Khan starrer superhero flick ‘Ra.One’.
Moreover, last year blockbuster film ‘Robot’ starring southern superstar Rajinikanth did not have enough space both in the promos and in the film for someone as big as Aishwarya Rai, who has an international appeal.
"There is not much difference between ‘Ra.One’ and ‘Robot’, when it comes to the treatment meted out to the female protagonist. Like everyone is aware, the role of Aishwariya Rai in ‘Robot’ was largely inconsequential barring her song and dance sequences and those curve showing moves. It seems Kareena, despite being the female protagonist in the film does not have much to do in the film either. Now, it only goes on to show that Bollywood is still a man dominated territory," the source added.
Nonetheless, it’s the same industry that has produced masterpieces like ‘Mother India’, ‘Bandini’ and even newly released films like ‘Black’ and ‘No One Killed Jessica’. But will Bollywood ever give fair and equal importance to women in the industry? Only time will tell.