Karva Chauth festival has been shown in many Bollywood movies like this one. But, Karva Chauth’s scenes seen on the cinema screen for the first time in Yash Chopra’s movie ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ are still not lost on my eyes. After this, a very long scene was held in ‘Kabhi Khushi, Kabhi Gham’ explaining the importance of Sargi of Karva Chauth. Simply put, Bollywood has left no chance to win by glorifying the glory of Karva Chauth for a long time. It would not be wrong to say that Bollywood has promoted Karva Chauth in many parts of this country. But it seems that Bollywood became disillusioned with Karva Chauth after the death of filmmaker and director Yash Chopra. Because Bollywood actresses started asking questions about this.
The point was reached when Kareena Kapoor, who fiercely danced in the Karva Chauth festival scene in the movie ‘Kabhi Khushi, Kabhi Gham’, made a controversial statement on the matter. Actually, in recent years, the Bollywood industry is going through a transition period of ‘activism’ and ‘voicism’. Which remains completely focused on Hinduism. In a nutshell, it has become fashionable to question the traditions and beliefs of Hindus from the festivals of Hinduism. Whereas such controversial statements can be called an example of the sentiment of hatred towards Hinduism. Bollywood actresses still feel that the so-called patriarchal society puts pressure on Indian women to observe the Karva Chauth fast. Whereas, the situation is opposite.
Rarely today can a woman be forced to keep the Karva Chauth fast. Those who have to keep the Karva Chauth fast, those women keep it. And, the ones that don’t have to be kept, there is no compulsion on them. Simply put, this is not a burqa, which is a mandatory requirement for Muslim women. Rather, the Karva Chauth fast depends on the desire and choice of the Hindu woman. By the way, Karva Chauth festival is a festival for women who go from decorating to feeling special. But some Bollywood actresses feel that this is a way to unite women in a patriarchal society. While actresses like Katrina Kaif or Alia Bhatt keep the Karva Chauth fast. Well, let’s get to know some such controversial statements from Bollywood actresses…
Actresses like Ratna Pathak Shah, Twinkle Khanna and Kareena Kapoor have become victims of criticism by making controversial statements about Karva Chauth.
Ratna Pathak gets mad at Karva Chauth even after becoming ‘Shah’
A few months ago, Bollywood actress Ratna Pathak Shah had said in an interview with Pinkvilla that “our society is becoming very conservative. I feel this fervently. We are also becoming superstitious. They force us to believe that religion is an important part of life. To date, no one has asked me why you are not observing the Karva Chauth fast. Last year someone asked me for the first time. I thought, ‘Am I crazy? It is not uncommon for even educated women to fast at Karva Chauth during the long life of her husband.
By the way, Ratna Pathak Shah was heavily criticized after this statement. But, this statement by Ratna Pathak Shah only shows his frustration towards Hinduism. In fact, as the wife of Naseeruddin Shah, she is a Muslim. And Muslim women do not have to fast on Karva Chauth. Yes, if Ratna Pathak Shah’s words were about fasting, then she would actually be considered a benefactress of women. But, her mouth is sewn against the Muslim religion. Because this may jeopardize her marriage.
Different level of protest against Twinkle Khanna
Akshay Kumar’s wife and actress, Twinkle Khanna, who is called ‘Khiladi Kumar’ of Bollywood, also does not keep the Karva Chauth fast. But they would hardly ever have been pressured by Akshay Kumar or any other family member to celebrate Karva Chauth. But, despite this, Twinkle Khanna has been providing information on festivals and traditions of Hinduism while showing off her activism and vocalism. A few years ago, Twinkle Khanna had made a controversial statement about Karva Chauth in a tweet saying, “Nowadays when people get married for the second time at the age of 40, what good is fasting for the first husband? When it is not possible to be together with them for the rest of your life Twinkle Khanna was very upset by this statement.
Despite this, Twinkle Khanna continued his controversial tweets about Karva Chauth. In another of his tweets, she wrote that ‘You need a slow metabolism to live longer. No, for women to fast. Well, the problem with Twinkle Khanna is something else. It would not be wrong to say that the real problem is that her husband Akshay Kumar has been making a lot of movies promoting nationalist ideas in recent years. So, being a member of the house, she Twinkle is forced to make such statements. Otherwise, a part of the political and intellectual class would start targeting Twinkle Khanna as Akshay Kumar. So, it can be said that it is Twinkle Khanna’s compulsion that she has to prove that she is a different thinker from Akshay Kumar by making such statements.
Kareena Kapoor Khan did not want to fast, so the right reason had to be given
After marrying actor Saif Ali Khan, Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor was asked a question about the Karva Chauth fast during an event. To which she had to say that ‘when the rest of the women are hungry, I will be eating a lot’. I don’t need to be hungry to prove my love. At the same time, when asked why she did not fast, Kareena Kapoor said: ‘I am a Kapoor. I can’t live without eating. Whereas, the reason why Kareena Kapoor does not keep the Karva Chauth fast can be directly called her marriage to Saif Ali Khan. Because, in the Muslim religion, celebrating holidays of any other religion becomes unfaithful. It is written that Kareena Kapoor could not explain the reason behind her not keeping the Karva Chauth fast. So, she made a different argument.