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Bollywood: a major threat to Indian culture and values

Bollywood: a major threat to Indian culture and values



After Jackpot, Ragini MMS 2’s blasts Bollywood is going to stream out ‘Leela’ with a bang! Lots of news — titillating and riveting to prod the bodily desire.

Thanks to Sunny Leone’s past profession, the film-makers are pointedly cashing in on it, as obviously understood. Hardly any newspapers now miss to add epithets to this vivacious lady as adult-star or porn-star to make the readers more inquisitive.  For about past two years we all have been unfailingly updated about her tidbits and gossips. Thus, the bestiality of porn has now been forced into the inner sanctum of the Indian households.

Do we want our children to know about pornography?  Given the manners and styles Sunny Leone is being presented by the electronic media – are we not uncomfortably confused that our children now might see this woman also as their role model? Won’t they become tempted to emulate a porn-star who receives so much of appreciation and warm welcome with even privileges to grace the key public events? What could be the height of bizarreness that this lady is ever mobbed by a swarm of media crews? To them she is a Goddess from the heaven descended down to bless us all.

What messages does it send out to our children, can anyone guess dispassionately?

Well, make a sneaky peek into Sunny’s  Facebook page – it unfolds a whole lot of unspeakable things. Just find out how many million fans’ likes she has earned from INDIA alone, and analyze their opinions, perception plus our naughty silence in respect to her raunchy flicks – of both Bollywood and the other-world.

 The number of her fans began to shoot astronomically when she was invited to jazz up Bigg Boss about 2 years ago. No denying, the majority of masses in INDIA were not aware of what exactly porn-world is all about until her ground-breaking entry into the country. Till just a year or two ago the policemen would swing into action to pounce upon any suspects with obscene literature or digital CDs. But now the lustful roar is coming out from Bollywood itself for the mass consumption. Media and Bollywood are hand in glove in this unprecedented scheme for the success. It’s not that there is any absence of a voice of protest against the porn-star. But the media seldom give such coverage however vehemently the public disapprove of.

Well, by now many must have been sufficiently grown curious to know who this over-discussed bold lady is and what she does and so on and so forth. Just googling on the net will flood us with the unmentionable things that we had never known or could ever have imagined existed.




A good many may have been already pulled down into the whirlpool of this murky underworld. And some might have sorely been afflicted by its addiction syndrome — the most damning malady ailing a chunk of the western population. It’s long been acknowledged that this voyeurism has drastically shattered millions of  households, their marital relationships, contaminating their sacred thoughts and ruining their personal values, as often been revealed in hundreds of journals published across the world after exhaustive surveys. Another question, how long will the masses lust after all this immodest sensuality? Has not the strength of sex-juice, as nature given for some reasons, becoming less appealing with the time by losing all its intrinsic charm, grace, and purity?

 ‘A true strength of sex and its purity and purposes have drastically gone down these days. The marital bond is dismally slack. An easy access to pornography, and open display of nudity and cheap representation of the sexuality are the contributing factors’, quips Dr Naresh Patel, a psychologist and writer from Mumbai.

Again one academician from Delhi opines ‘I strongly believe that many unsuccessful models or film-stars in INDIA have already been tempted to follow in the footstep of Sunny Leone. Very soon they will boldly claim that they are porn-stars vying for Bollywood opportunity as Sunny Leone. And, some young girls will now have less qualm to join this bandwagon of pornography – the sacred sex will be taken very casually and which is degrade the society very fast.’

My honest questions — are we not becoming unclear of what is right and wrong for the society, what is good and bad for the households, and what is virtuous and sinful for our inner selves? Further, are we truly serious enough to ponder over the ominous repercussion of such pornographic thoughts that are fast taking space in the mindset of our grown up children, let alone the matured adults? Will not the perverse thoughts make way for perverse indulgences that will take its toll on their studies and later in their marital lives adversely affecting family values? Is it not an ominous threat to the profound spiritual culture of INDIA? 

Have we not become a bit dithery to say “NO” to this windfall of wanton exhibitionism? Should the blatant female objectification in the entertainment world not raise our eye-brows and awaken our inner sensibility anymore? Have we not witnessed enough instances of cold-blooded rapes, sexual violence against women and a host of other perverse sexual activities in the society? A prostitute may harm a few individuals while the pornography can destroy the soul of a whole generation and the next.

Here our silence against the breeding of vices is akin to acceptance. This could well-mean that our inner strength of morality has become weak and feeble that it fails now to prompt us to stand upright against evil.

Phew, our silence might make the lustful holler of the decadence still shriller!

~ Salil Gewali, Journalist & Writer, Gewali Cottage, Upper Mawprem, Shillong-2, Meghalaya

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10 Responses to "Bollywood: a major threat to Indian culture and values"

  1. KSP  January 17, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Very True.Govt needs to do something to control it. But some will come up saying Freedom of expression is curbed

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  2. Vikas yadav  April 1, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Well said Salil, truth is bitter but its correct….now a days sex is served forcefully in households by bollywood and this affects whole thinking process at very sutle level also even if you do not want they force it to you with different medium like internet, print/visual etc.. Also all movies with A catagories should not be aired on TV between 6am to 12pm even for promotions as thats the time where even kids get acess to it

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  3. Abhishek Kumar Baranwal  April 1, 2015 at 9:09 am

    It is all money deciding what we sd consume and what we sdnt. The blame for sexual crimes is being put at the doors of Indian culture. At least now ppl sd get the conspiracy.

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  4. sagar  April 1, 2015 at 9:16 am

    either you don’t know about Indian Culture or you are deliberately being ignorant . Our culture do talked about sex openly it was not a taboo during Ancient India . Our sages wrote about pornography exclusively in texts like KamaSutra and world is reading KamaSutra seriously . Ancient Sites like Khajurahoo do talk about sex . This is the real culture of India open to every thought which is day by day becoming conservative .

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    • charan  April 1, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Either you are biased or arrogantly immature.Remember, talking about sex openly is NOT “being open”.
      By the way Kamasutra is NOT–I repeat NOT–pornography; it speaks about “Science of Sex” in a very rational manner, not the convoluted perversion that is ubiquitous today, thanks to modernity.(Have you read the original Sanskrit Manuscript of Kamasutra? If not please do NOT speak about it.)Do not give lame excuses to justify vulgarity. Stop shouting out arrogant opinions; we have enough people doing that, without any honest research .Khajuraho shows about sex in a divine manner, respecting both the individuals in an empathetic fashion, not in a vulgar sense.No more further arguments here.Period.
      Thank You

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      • aish  June 24, 2016 at 2:48 pm

        true

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  5. Sidhu Iyer  April 1, 2015 at 10:01 am

    In 1990’s I used to go out with my father for Hindi movies and we used to enjoy and sometimes comment and laugh out loud.. Hmm.. those were good old days.. Now we both cannot even talk about a Hindi movie forget Sunny Leone.. any movie is not without vulgarity. Take Vyjayinthimala, Sharmila Tagore whole lot even in bikini they looked decent.. Take heriones (Majority) in Hindi movies even in a saree they are gifted to show obscenity.. Grace is lost. Romance is lost. Innocence is lost. Today onscene hero heriones can show only lust.. Love is lost.

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    • aish  June 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      so true, you are extremely right.
      and morever 1990s was extremely good in terms of every form of entertaintment

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  6. aish  June 24, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I 1000% AGREE WITH THIS ARTICLE. I TOTALLY CONDEMN EVEN THE SLIGHTEST VULGARITY, I AM SO HAPPY TO SEE PEOPLE SHARING MY THOUGHTS HERE.
    I AM A YOUNGSTER FROM THIS NEW AGE GENERATION, AND I MYSELF DONT SUPPORT THIS VULGARITY AT ALL. I AM EXTREMELY WORRIED ABOUT OUR INDIAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY, PLEASE HELP, I WANT TO LIVE IN AN HEALTHY AND VALUE BASED CULTURED INDIAN SOCIETY.

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  7. Rajeev Anand  July 3, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    What is more important is to know the difference between good and bad in this age of ultra modernity.Ignore bad vices and keep good company.Do not judge others.If you can change yourself, you can change the world around you with God inspired good deeds.

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