It is often presumed that women in “skimpy outfits” are easy prey. One series, however, is trying to change this mindset by revealing the truth behind lives of women in the glamour world. Through the story of a cheerleader, MTV’s Big F Season 2 attempts to bring to the fore their struggles.
Ruslaan Mumtaaz, who plays a cricketer on the show, says, “Several close friends who are actresses have told me about the issues they face because of the way they dress. At some point in their lives, they have had people presume that they are easily available because of their dressing. In fact, my mother, also an actor, has had to go through the same.”
He adds that these women’s lives might seem glamorous on screen, but reality is different. “Actors have to work on several shoots where they are asked to wear revealing outfits. That is all a part of the job,” he explains, adding, “Even judging someone like a cheerleader because of dancing in skimpy clothes is wrong mentality — something that needs to change.” However, the actor also thinks that the youth of India is slowly rising above this suppressive mindset, saying, “In a few years’ time, women will be able to wear and dress the way they like, without being judged.”