“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
“Mallika Sherawat shouts at a journalist (INTERVIEW)”
Translation of Hindi sections:
“Excuse me. I’m not settled in LA. I was never settled in LA. I go to Los Angeles to work. I’ve done two films there and a video with Bruno Mars…[Hindi part] I’m an Indian girl and will never leave India. My roots are in India and I definitely don’t want to leave the country. As far as my interview goes, the entire press is here and we’ll pull up the interview on YouTube right this minute. I never said that India is regressive and depressive. You really should do your homework. The state of women in India is what’s regressive and depressive.”
And then the reporter goes on about how she shouldn’t say these things on an international platform because she is representing India and what not.
“I was not representing India. You’re giving me too much importance. I wasn’t even there for a film at the time. The hypocrisy that exists in this society…in which people do one thing and show another? You’re telling me how women are encountering injustices and there are rapes happening. Honor killings are still going on…and then when someone asks me about this, I’m supposed to say no? I should lie? When there are headlines all over New York Times and Washington Post and CNN about rapes in India…what do you want me to say? You want me to lie? So what are you asking me? That as a woman, I should lie about the state of women in our country? I didn’t lie. I said the truth! And I’m asking all of you, what exactly did I do or say wrong? I really want to know from every woman here if what I said was wrong. Should I stay quiet like some women? And let this happen to women? (And then she gives some stats about female feticide in Haryana which is a state in India) They kill girls in the womb. And in this country they worship Devi (Goddess) and also kill female babies still in the womb. And then the press comes and throws rocks at me for spoiling India’s reputation. Did I do that by telling the truth? This is amazing…”
“Bollywood hottie Mallika Sherawat effectively shut up a journalist who was questioning her about her statements on “India being a regressive country.”
Relephant bonus: “Knowledge is power. This is a great documentary done by a (female) British Indian BBC reporter on the state of women in India. If anyone wants to learn more about the very real issues women face in India, I can’t recommend it highly enough.”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF6r8jgFxgA