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VIDEO: This poet calls out TV saas-bahu sagas and its regressive portrayal of women in viral video

Diksha Bijlani, the poet, goes all guns blazing on how TV serials have reduced women to insubstantial entities, busy conniving with the fellow villains or playing the victim card while wearing loud make-up.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 21, 2017 5:58:11 pm
tv serials, women in tv serials, women portrayal in tv serials, women portrayed in tv serials, women in saas bahu serials, dear ekta kapoor diksha bijlani, ekta kapoor serials portrayal of women, indian express, indian express news Diksha Bijlani’s slam poetry will strike a chord with you. (Source: Kommune India/YouTube)

A society’s conditioning depends a lot on what people see around them and the convoluted plots of TV serials play a major role in India. Just in case you are someone who sit helplessly besides your mother hooked on to the saas-bahu sagas on TV, then this slam poet’s fierce words might just strike a chord with you.

From the bizarre, plot twists that show women coming back to life “after dying a grand total of three times” rather than getting a life, women in the house becoming “beacons of hate” — Diksha Bijlani, the poet, goes all guns blazing on how TV serials have reduced women to insubstantial entities, busy conniving with the fellow villain or playing the victim card while wearing loud make-up.

Watch the video here. 

“I wrote the poem to call this out because I know how much it would have mattered if someone had publicly called it out back when I was under the influence of these shows,” said the 21-year-old, talking to indianexpress.com.  “I wrote it to counter Ekta Kapoor’s argument that ‘audience is not ready for progressive shows,” she said.

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First published on: 21-10-2017 at 05:49:08 pm

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