‘Sanju’ comes under fire for derogatory remarks against women, sex workers


Just a day before its release, Bollywood’s much-awaited biopic of actor Sanjay Dutt, Sanju, has come in the line fire as some of the film’s dialogues are allegedly derogatory against sex workers as well as women

The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Wednesday received a complaint against actors Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and director Rajkumar Hirani for using “cheap dialogues” against women and sex workers in the film.

The NCW said it has forwarded the complaint to the Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC) under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.

The complaint has been filed by advocate Gaurav Gulati who in a letter said that derogatory remarks have been made against sex workers as well as women in the movie.

“As per the trailer, there are highly outrageous and derogatory dialogues being delivered between Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma,” the letter said about a scene where Sharma asks Kapoor how many women he (Dutt) has been with, and he says over 300 women, including prostitutes.

“In the name of biography, these Bollywood celebrities are mocking the under-privileged sex workers as well as misguiding the youth just to polish the image of a person,” the letter reads.

“By watching the trailer of the aforesaid movie, it is crystal clear that they are showing women as sex slaves and changed the whole identity of the women,” it went on.

Gulati has also asked the Commission to summon Kapoor Sharma along with the writer, director and producer of the movie and requested the Censor Board to delete the controversial dialogue.

Sanju which also starres Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koraila and Dia Mirza is scheduled to release on June 29.