The joke is on Rohit Shetty. His casual comment that no one will notice Katrina in the same frame as Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan and Ranveer Singh in Sooryavanshi has taken its ‘troll’ on his image.
What Rohit thought was a flippant funny throwaway comment has blown up into some serious trolling for the director who doesn’t know what hit him.
“He,poor guy, was probably pulling his buddy Katrina’s leg by saying this. But it has cost him some serious trolling. In the entertainment industry sexist comments are so normalized that a powerful filmmaker like Rohit Shetty fails to draw the line between casual facetiousness and serious sexism. He didn’t know when he crossed the line.To say Katrina won’t be noticed in the same frame as three male superstars speaks of a deep flaw in our society where a woman is ‘noticed’ only when men are not around. It’s like the old tradition of women in the family eating only after the men had their fill,” says a very successful director.
The trolling against Rohit Shetty got so vehement that Katrina had to step in to remind her fans that Rohit Shetty was only joking.
This is the other problem in the film industry. Women are afraid to take a stand in case they lose important work.
If in place of Rohit Shetty if a less powerful filmmaker had made the remark would Katrina have allowed him to get away with it?