Meri Beti Sunny Leone Banna Chahti Hai (Short Film) Review
Meri Beti Sunny Leone Banna Chahti Hai : After the shocking promo of his web-series ‘Guns and Thighs’ containing an overdose of nudity and violence, RGV released his first short film which I understand, is his idea of women empowerment.
The short opens with the Beti (Naina Ganguly, hamming it up) openly declaring her wish to pursue a career of a porn star to her appalled parents (Makrand Deshpande- Divya Jagdale, equally going overboard).
Main Sunny Leone banna chahti hoon… she says. Kyun? Kaise ban sakti ho? Sharm nahi aati? Log kya kahenge? are the arguments which follow.
The fiery beti then shoots down those arguments and tells her mother that one day, she will regret her decision of becoming a homemaker to her Govt officer father instead of Sunny Leone.
Personally, I believe opting for any career is a matter of choice, irrespective of gender. But invariably, a porn star or a sex worker is a result of circumstance (atleast in a country like India). Do girls really choose this profession as an expression of their feminism? Please, thats a ridiculous presumption to make!! This is where RGV’s premise falls flat.
He wants to make a pertinent point that a woman has a right to choose her career. Good enough. If the point was driven through the girl wanting to be an actor or any other professional, would have appeared logical and convincing. But perhaps to create a shock value, RGV has made his girl aspire to be Sunny Leone.
Sorry Sir ji, even Sunny Leone sure will not be impressed with this!!!!!