Singer-actress Sophie Choudry, who will be next seen in an item song in upcoming gangland saga Shootout At Wadala, feels that not only should Censor Board scrutinize item numbers, but it should also keep a tab on the lyrics and videos of other songs.
Sophie took to Twitter to comment on the board’s decision of scanning all item songs individually, as they are believed to objectify women and hence increasing the rate of crime against them in India. However, Sophie feels that item songs alone should not be targeted, as many other songs too demean women. Citing an example, she stated that Himmatwala‘s song bum pe laat, which shows Ajay Devgn and group of children kicking the rear side of the films lead actress Tamannaah Bhatia, too is quite demeaning.
“Censor board concerned bout how item songs portray women.So what msg does kickin a girl on her bum (& singin bout it) send out?Hmm.Confused,” she wrote on the micro-blogging site.
Directed by Sajid Khan, Himmatwala released in theaters on March 29, 2013.