‘Veere di Wedding’ is going to be a game changer if makers come from a good place. The movie has a lot of cuss words but if it is treated as a colloquial language, then it needs to be done sensitively.
From talking about their desire for sex, using cuss words to express the frustration of their troublesome lives, ‘Veere Di Wedding’ captures various facets of the lives of four urban working girls, and it seems to break the stereotypical image of an ideal Indian daughter.
The ‘Veere di Wedding’ cast Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania, play two of the four friends along with Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Kareena Kapoor Khan. They believe that perhaps the film will help girls unveil their other side to their parents.
Swara stated "I personally do not believe in the culture of silence that is so embedded in our middle-class morality. I do not believe that not telling your parents about what is happening in your personal life is a sign of respect. I think in my family, love and trust is the only thing that matters.”
When the film's trailer came out, orthodox minds took offence on how the women were being projected on-screen smoking, drinking and abusing!
Well, yes, there is a fine line between using an aspect just for the sake of business and engaging with the audience for the way it is. Considering how the Indian audience looks for aspirational characters in Bollywood films, will parents of middle-class families be able to deal with this image of young women?
The ‘Nil Batte Sannata’ further continued "So if I am going through something tough, my parents are the first people to know that. But I understand that talking about awkward things are ‘big no' in the middle-class family. But I think the parents also should know that this is also one side of their daughter, especially if she is a working girl living in an urban city and leading a lifestyle of such. And they should love their daughter the way they are."
Shikha Talsania, who is coming on screen after ‘Wake up Sid’, said: "Even I come from a middle-class family but my equation with my parents might be different from others. The fact is that we are receiving information through films, books, and social media... All of this is giving us awareness. But it is upon us how we interpret it.
Then she further elaborates "I think watching such an image of a girl on-screen, two kinds of things can happen either it will break the barrier, where parents will get to know the side of their daughter that they otherwise do not discuss with each other, or they will watch it as slice of life, because they know that that is how their daughters are... It is right in both ways."
Citing an example from her real life, Swara said: "After the trailer released, one of the elderly gentlemen said that when he asked his daughter if she behaves and talks like that (shown in the film), she replied to him, ‘Yes dad, I do that... When you are not around'.
"I think that is the reality, we do not drink or smoke together with our parents in a middle-class family, but we all do in our own space. That is how our mind is conditioned." Swara continued.
The film is releasing on 1st June, 2018.