Skip to comments.Bollywood lines up films based on honour killings
Posted on 07/20/2010 6:24:15 AM PDT by SoonerStorm09
NEW DELHI -- Infamous for their conservative outlook towards love and marriage, the khap panchayats are finding their way on to the silver screen with several Bollywood directors lining up films based on honour killings.
TV soap maker Ajai Sinha and director Avtar Bhogal are the latest to try and use a cinematic medium to deal with the complex issue.
Known for soaps such as Ghar Ek Sapna, Haasratein and Astitva, Sinha decided to make Khap- A Story Of Honour Killing after he came across a related newspaper article.
"These killings have taken place even in the capital Delhi also. My film has borrowed from many such incidents and it's not particularly based on any one incident. It is inspired from all and not one," says Sinha.
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I didn’t know they had their own tradition of that too.
Good on the producer and director for trying to shine a light on it.
“TV soap maker Ajai Sinha and director Avtar Bhogal are the latest to try and use a cinematic medium to deal with the complex issue.”
It’s only complex if, for example, you think strangling your teenage daughter is ok.
Honor killing is not a Muslim tradition - it's common in patriarchal cultures throughout the Third World. Even Palestinian and Lebanese "Christians" sometimes do it.
The ones described here concerns communal endogamy, which the tribe mentioned considers to be the equivalent of incest.