Indian Bollywood actress Vaani Kapoor, the female lead for the film Befikre, performs at the Umang Mumbai Police Show in Mumbai last month. Photo: AFP

Feminism and Bollywood still don’t mix, despite recent women-focused films

Laya Maheshwari says although several mainstream films claim to celebrate women’s agency or address the problems they face, the actual storylines show they are nowhere close to tackling the misogyny in Indian society

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Indian Bollywood actress Vaani Kapoor, the female lead for the film Befikre, performs at the Umang Mumbai Police Show in Mumbai last month. Photo: AFP
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