Showing the middle finger: The latest Bollywood trend
Bollywood gets bolder and fingerer
By Pankit Narang
Date: Mon, Nov 07, 2011 10:41:39 GMT
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The Middle Finger Brigade
There was a time when showing a middle finger in real life would often lead to the reaction: “Hawww”. But now, the middle finger gesture is slowly coming to be accepted, and looks like Bollywood, too, is not lagging behind in following this newest trend!
The Indian audiences always look forward to seeing some masala in Bollywood movies. And that’s a fair deal coz masala has been the basic ingredient of our cinema since long. When Akshay Kumar showed his middle finger in Namaste London after winning a rugby match, the gesture was welcomed with wolf whistles from the audiences!
Rani Mukherjee also joined the middle finger league with No One Killed Jessica. The Bong Bombshell, who played a bold news reporter, also complemented the gesture with abusive words!
The Censor Board not scissoring out the scenes and giving such leverage to the middle finger gesture is a welcome change! It is true that we needed a movie like Ra.One to take Bollywood to a whole new level technologically, but what was utmost required was leniency on part of the Censor Board so as to keep intact the original idea and creativity of directors.
Anyhow, do you remember how your teacher used to ask you to raise your hand if you knew the answer to any question? We ask you to flip your finger if you want to see more of this gesture in Bollywood! Tee-Hee.
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