Sexual consent is a very simple concept. No means no means no.
In this week’s release, Amitabh Bachchan as the lawyer Deepak Sehgal says, “No is not a word but an entire sentence. It doesn’t matter if the girl is your girlfriend, a sex worker, or even your wife, no means no.”
For decades, Bollywood has taught that stalking is romantic and ‘chhod do aanchal’ is just another phase in a relationship. And, the pattern hasn’t changed. Whether it’s Sholay’s Basanti (Hema Malini) or Sultan’s Aarfa (Anushka Sharma), it doesn’t take long for our leading ladies to succumb to the aggressive advances of our heroes. In most cases, it happens in the space of a song.