Bollywood’s election porn

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Vrinda Gopinath in The Indian Express:

Why does adult franchise suddenly sound like election porn today? Because Bollywood buddies Karan Johar , Aamir Khan, Rakyesh Mehra, Prasoon Joshi and others now want to make you believe that casting your vote is the most arousing political act for all consenting young adults over 18 years, of cerebral machismo and hardihood.

On the eve of general elections to the 15th Lok Sabha, as the gigantic, electoral machine rolls out yet another great drama of mass democracy, out leaps Aamir Khan – self-conscious superstar (not to be confused with conscience) from your television screen, poking his head at you, and tch-tching for not prudently exercising your franchise.

The three-part series shows a fresh-faced, clean-shaven un-Gajini Aamir testily asking parents if they would hand over their daughters to grooms without crosschecking every detail of the suitor’s background.

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Here’s the ilnk to the website of Association for Democratic Rights

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