THE WEEK picks 40 under 40 sharpshooters of 2022 across eight creative categories
The acronym CM [in Maharashtra] means corrupt man. This government is going to change the Constitution, so we need to be careful. This is a government of contractors.
Bollywood does not exist. It only exists in the mind of those people who trivialise a particular kind of cinema, and so does regional cinema. It is a derivative term. In fact it is derogatory because we make a wide variety of films that tell stories about the entire country, not only about Mumbai or a particular region.
The images of maternal perfection we encounter in advertisements and across social media are often no less fake than what we see on the enhanced and photoshopped female bodies that are so often upheld as the societal gold standard for beauty. But, still, we are conditioned to buy into it, questing after not just the perfect body, but also perfect children, perfect work-life balances, perfect family experiences, and perfect levels of patience.
I do not know why it happens, but females get married a bunch of times before we actually get married. We get married every Friday, and then hear, ‘Oh you are not married yet!’ People are constantly getting me married to all kinds of people—from doctors to businessmen. I feel I have already been married too many times; I do not know what will happen when I really get married. Will people be excited anymore?