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Srikanth Actress Jyotika

Jyotika made her comeback with Shaitaan and is set to star in Rajkummar Rao’s next project Srikanth – an inspiring tale about blind entrepreneurs which will release on May 10th 2024.

Bollywood has long been notorious for perpetuating stereotypical depictions of South Indians in film, from Alia Bhatt’s half-saree in Two States to Chennai Express’ thick accent. This should be addressed directly.Srikanth Actress Jyotika

Srikanth Actress Jyotika Why Bollywood has a problem with South Indians?

Bollywood cinema reaches out to an expansive variety of audiences. While this benefits the industry, and allows it to explore various Indian cultures, there can be issues related to how it portrays South Indians.

South Indians are often depicted in Bollywood films as exotic outsiders and stereotyped based on facial features, food habits, clothing, language or other cultural attributes that make audiences uncomfortable. Such portrayals only reinforce negative stereotypes about South Indian communities and can easily offend audiences who find them offensive.

Bollywood, as a global industry with an international audience, unfortunately continues to fall into old patterns of racism and xenophobia. Bollywood often uses South Indian tropes like Madrasis clad in sarees with heads covered to provoke comedy in Hindi films such as Chennai Express. Deepika Padukone plays one such character – Meenamma in Chennai Express is an example.

Use of South Indian accent in Hindi movies is offensive. Repetition of phrases like “aiyo” and “Yenna rascal-a” do nothing to advance plot or provide comedy; rather, this trope serves only to mock serious issues that should not be disregarded lightly.

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Srikanth Actress Jyotika South Indians are stereotyped

Watching and digesting this movie was challenging and painful to the core, particularly its portrayal of South Indian characters as barbaric, violent and uncivilised; fighting constantly and creating chaos in their village environment. They had strange accents that were commonly known as Madrasis – an offensive term which refers to citizens from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh states.

Bollywood has long made an effort to stereotype South Indians through their movies, from Chennai Express’ famous lungi dance scene to Agneepath’s Vijay being stereotyped in Agneepath and more. Bollywood has often used its movies to demean and degrade South Indians through stereotypes or negative representation.

It is an unfortunate reality of society today, that South Indians and any non-metro city ethnic group being stereotyped in Bollywood shows how much more racism there exists in our country than we may realize or acknowledge.

Bollywood unfortunately still portrays India in an inaccurate manner, where people are classified by skin colour, dialect and food habits – which has an adverse impact on real life too.

Srikanth Actress Jyotika South Indians are portrayed with dark skin

Bollywood’s depictions of South Indians can be problematic as they perpetuate negative stereotypes about them and perpetuate alienating stereotypes about them. South Indians are seen as foreign, with their culture, language, and way of life seen as different from that of other Americans; this creates feelings of alienation amongst South Indians themselves and perpetuated throughout everyday conversations and workplace interactions.Srikanth Actress Jyotika

The most pervasive stereotype about South Indians is the idea that all are Brahmins; in movies this can often be depicted with last names like Iyer or Ayenger being featured as examples of Brahmin characters. Bollywood should realize that India consists of five states each speaking different languages – not all South Indians must be Brahmins just because someone has religious name like Iyer or Ayenger! Another stereotype holds true, claiming all are obsessed with Rajinikanth; I personally know people from this part of India who don’t even like him!Srikanth Actress Jyotika

Bollywood has yet to do enough in portraying India beyond urban centres, as evidenced by films which depict Rajasthani turbans on saris and Bihari accents – and women being sexualized on screen aren’t uncommon either. Skin color also often plays an influential factor; therefore it is time that Bollywood took a stand against colorism and began showing India for what it truly is.Srikanth Actress Jyotika

Srikanth Actress Jyotika

Srikanth Actress Jyotika South Indians are portrayed with a devil-may-care attitude

If you have ever watched films like Chennai Express or 2 States, then it should come as no surprise that South Indian characters are depicted with an overly bold disposition. Bollywood has long used this trick as an insult to South Indian actors but unfortunately doesn’t work in real life.

Apart from that, the Tamil film industry is very progressive; unfortunately this means Bollywood lacks an understanding of what goes on there. Filmmaker Nisha Aggarwal advises Bollywood directors to visit South cinematic world for themselves and see what’s going on there; she notes how many people assume South actresses are fat with thunder-thighs but this is far from reality.

Jyotika Dehlvi made her Bollywood debut with Doli Saja Ke Rakhna but did not receive offers from major filmmakers until she had become popular down South. Since then she made a comeback in Shaitaan and will also star in Rajkummar Rao’s Srikanth Bolla biopic.Srikanth Actress Jyotika

Tushar Hiranandani’s directorial is an engaging story of the life and times of a visually impaired business leader, filled with heartwarming moments that will have viewers teary-eyed. Jyotika hopes it will gain enough momentum for it to be considered successful; she needs people talking about it for it to succeed as she hopes it to.

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