Men`s mentality in India a problem, says Ekta Kapoor

Updated: Apr 27, 2013, 19:09 PM IST

New Delhi: Producer Ekta Kapoor, who has been behind controversial films like `Love Sex Aur Dhoka`, `Kya Super Cool Hai Hum` and `Ragini MMS`, believes Indian men need to change their mentality towards women.

"Mentality of men in India is becoming a problem. Men do not feel any social responsibility. Our culture is stopping women everytime. The main idea behind making `The Dirty Picture` was to make people aware of women`s sexuality.

"When John Abraham goes shirtless nobody has a problem but when our actresses do that everyone wants to chop off that scene," Ekta said while speaking on the topic of `Sex, Nudity, Dance Numbers and the kiss` during the Centenary Film Festival here.

Ekta was reproached for promoting witchcraft for her last release `Ek Thi Daayan`. The 37-year-old producer said she was shocked to be blamed like this.

"It was a horror film and I didn`t promote any witchcraft in it. I even got a letter from National Commission of Women where to my surprise, I was charged for using the Nirbhaya issue during the promotion of the film. I used a bus which was titled `The bus to hell` and they assumed I roped in the rape case to promote my film," said Ekta.

The producer believes that `Dabangg 2` item number `Fevicol se` was criticised unnecessarily because the film had a very progressive approach towards women.

"I appreciate Salman and Arbaaz for their progressive thinking and incorporating the same in the film. Arbaaz very well utilised Salman`s stardom to highlight the responsibilities a man towards his wife and society. There were four scenes in the film that really took me by surprise," Ekta said.