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Pink In Telugu Is Pawan Kalyan’s Story

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Here is   more  proof of  the  gender  bias that prevails  in the Telugu  film industry.

The  feminist Bollywood drama  Pink which clearly had author-backed roles  for  the female  actors  with even Amitabh Bachchan  taking a  backseat, has now  been converted  in a  Pawan Kalyan vehicle in Telugu.

While the  original film Pink in Hindi  was  all about  Tapsee Pannu and her female co-stars ,the focus in the Telugu remake has  shifted   to  Pawan Kalyan who plays the  character  of  the lawyer played  by  Amitabh Bachchan  in  the original Hindi  version.

 In  case we forget who is the star in   Telugu, the remake is titled  Vakil Babu(which was  the  title of  an old Raj Kapoor  film in Hindi).

 A  source  close to the  development informs, “From the beginning it was  clear that this  was going to be Pawan Kalyan’s show. The  plot’s main focus has been  shifted from the heroine  who  battles  her rapists with the help of an aging bi-polar lawyer, to the lawyer.”

Sources say  Pawan has  ensured  enough footage   for himself and also  a couple of songs and two major action sense that were  not there  in  the original.  But in the  Tamil version of Pink, entitled Nerkonda Paarvai,Ajith had  played the  lawyer and  was  pretty  much the  central character  of  the conflict, fights and all.

A  source very close to the original  Hindi  version of  the  story feels by shifting the focus away from the lawyer the  remake loses the essence of  the theme.  “The  film is about the girls and their brave fight against goondaism. The lawyer’s character is  a catalyst, not  a primary  protagonist.If Mr Bachchan could agree to  let Taapsee and her co-stars  take centrestage Pawan Kalyan could also have avoided  re-naming the  film after  his character and shifting the  focus  from  the ladies  to himself.”

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