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Nandana Sen: Religion is used to oppress woman!



November 8, 2014 12:42:54 PM IST
By Urvi Parikh, Glamsham Editorial
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Nandana Sen, who is grabbing eyeballs for her sensuality and nudity in Ketan Mehta's RANG RASIYA, feels that there exists a lot of hypocrisy in our society as well as show business.

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“There exists hypocrisy in various ways and in different areas of our society. On one hand we show woman to be powerful and sensual in religious texts, but on other hand we use the same religion to oppress woman. Religion is used in a complete wrong manner. But when you go back to the texts, you will find no reason to justify how woman are oppressed. So there is huge double standard in the way religion is being used across the world. In show business there is great double standard as well,” proclaims Sen.

She opines further, “I believe strongly in Freedom of Expression. Though I am a huge supporter of item numbers and I find them extremely sexy and fun and I think they lift the film up in a certain way, they do objectify the woman. And the way in which the women are depicted art films is not even with a fraction of objectification. So, when I compare that to the way women body is objectified in item numbers, sometimes I do feel why there is such a big deal about art film.”

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However, she quickly clarifies and adds, “But I also don't mean that there should be a big deal about our item numbers, don't get me wrong. There is a perspective difference. There is a brouhaha about that and is seen as the part of the conviction. Even though there are lots of over sexualized gestures and almost nakedness is certain films, which is alright, but then why is there objection towards a situation where a woman's body is portrayed with full dignity.”

RANG RASIYA, directed by Ketan Mehta, also stars Randeep Hooda and released on November 7, 2014.

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