MUMBAI: Time and again Bollywood has come up with some amazing movies backed by some beautifully written characters. However, there are also some movies that featured women in the negative light simply because it was convenient for the plot. Take a look at some examples of such movies.
Rupali in Biwi No 1: Although Prem was the one who cheated on his wife, led on a young woman he met and took her on trips etc, Rupali was blamed for his mistakes. In fact, the entire second half of the film constantly tried to prove that a gharelu Pooja was the ideal wife and Rupali was a 'home-wrecker'.
Priya in Dil Chahta Hai: Priya is Sameer's ex-girlfriend in the film and she asks him to grow up and stop hanging out with friends who are pulling him down. In hindsight, she did nothing wrong. But to progress the story of a man-child like Sameer, she was painted as the 'controlling girlfriend' who wanted power over his life.
Veronica in Cocktail: Veronica was shown as the 'bad influence' in this movie, when in fact, she was just played by a manipulative fuckboy who didn't have the guts to love a strong independent woman. She was good enough to party with and have sex with, but in his entitlement, he pitched her against her very own best friend, who she had saved. Gautam was the real villain in this movie.
Natasha in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara: One of the most popular movies, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara featured Natasha as a jealous, insecure and obsessive woman, when in fact, her fiancé was the one who wasn't ready for a commitment and projected his issues onto her.
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