Om Puri: “I am sure these item songs today incite rapes”

Om Puri
Om Puri

With India still being in the middle of the storm that calls for women to be treated differently than they are, an actor who is bold in his opinion has come out and said that he feels item songs are partly responsible for rape in the sub-continent.

According to Hindustan Times, Puri divulged, “These item songs are �_vulgar … In today�۪s films, these songs have (dance) movements which are as if they have reached the �_climax of sex. They are �_picturised so vulgarly. Pardon my language, but if someone wants to release their pent up sexual frustration, they can just buy a DVD and play that song. In olden days like in the 60s, 70s or 80s, there were cabarets. But those were so elegantly picturised.”

He continued, “And I am sure these item songs today incite rapes. Back in the olden days, there weren�۪t��so many rape incidents happening. They are so provocatively picturised today”.

The 64-year-old also spoke about messages within the stories of movies, “It�۪s a very sad state. Today, filmmaking is just a business. People want to invest Rs 10 and earn Rs 12. There is no social �_responsibility. Films are such a powerful medium, one can use it to spread social �_messages”.

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