Annual Women’s Day Post! Women Being Worshipped!!!!

My first thought for International Women’s Day was a “look at these pretty women!” post, but I already did that.  So, I’m going to go a little deeper. International Women’s Day is supposed to be about men respecting women.  Doesn’t always work, of course, but that’s the idea.  And so I want to put up some pictures of men being happily dominated by women

My first thought was some kind of standard rule for this.  Like, men kneeling before women or something.  Like Shahrukh and Rekha here:

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But then I realized that those standard rules don’t work.  For instance, technically Aish is above Hrithik in this picture.  But it doesn’t feel like he is really properly worshiping her, it’s more like he is amused and waiting for his chance to conquer.

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So instead of having some hard and fast rule, it’s just about a feeling.  When the mood of a photo is “You are a Goddess and I worship and obey you”.  Like this, with Madhuri and Salman.

There’s a lot of pictures like that from HAHK.  Which is justified, since Madhuri is super worship-worthy in it.

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And speaking of Salman worshiping women, check out how he is even super sweet to a little girl co-star!  Who accepts it as her due.

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Shahrukh basically always looks like that in his photos with Gauri.  This would be my favorite if his hair was a little better.  She looks great, of course.

Okay, this is half “I worship you” and half “I am trying to look down your cleavage”

On the other hand, this super early one has always struck me as being very “Ha!  Look at how this dorky boy worships and obeys me!  So stupid, with his little mustache.  But sweet, I will keep him around”

Surprisingly hard to find a good “worship” photo for Aamir.  Maybe something about his  height, makes him shy about appearing lower than female co-stars?  I went all through his filmography and finally landed on Raja Hindustani.  And even here, the first one is a little “I worship and respect you” and a little “I am feeling up your chest with my chin”

But this second one, this is totally “you are amazing and I just want to bask in your awesome”

Shahid gives great “you are so awesome” face

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With Amrita too

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On the slightly younger side, there’s Also Varun and Alia

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And another one!

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Now, so far, these have been mostly kind of PG13 versions of “worship”.  When I first came up with this idea, I asked my friend for help, and she said she had lots and lots of links, but said she couldn’t send them to me because none of them would be safe for work.  I think she was thinking of more something like this, with John Abraham and Bipasha.  But with less clothes.

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Now, for something between John and Bips and Aamir and Karisma on the wholesome scale, let us end with Shahrukh and Mahira!  Really, almost all of Raees was just an orgy of female dominance. (I know this is a Shahrukh heavy post, but he is really really big on being dominated by his co-stars/wife)

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The Dubai scenes were good, but it’s all about that “battery sala” moment.

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So good it’s gif-able!

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And of course Jab Harry Met Sejal was essentially all about Shahrukh worshipping the woman he loved.

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And again!

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Poster image

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Forehead kiss!

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And kicking it old school, with Kajol!

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Bonus, just for kicks, the total opposite of the above images:

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I forgot the south.  Sorry!  Adding quickly!

Classic Bahubali Prabhas

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More Bahubali Prabhas

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Classic non-Bahubali Prabhas (gifable!)

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On the less PG13 side of things, Prithviraj in Aiyyaa

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Dulquer in Solo is pretty good

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Okay, final question!  As a woman on International Woman’s Day, which of these photos would you like insert yourself into and be the one being worshipped?

I think I gotta go with the JHMS forehead kiss.  Not so intimate as to be alarming, but wonderfully soothing and empowering.

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11 thoughts on “Annual Women’s Day Post! Women Being Worshipped!!!!

  1. Sigh, nice idea, but I would like to see a few images of men respecting women that did not involve sexual attraction. And respect is not the same as worship.

    But true equality would be hard to find. Look at the promos for Badla, for god’s sake. Designed by two men who think they think so well of women. Tapsee showing up as a joke ditsy, disrespected woman after a long interview by Shahrukh with Amitabh ji. Twice.

    Sorry to be such a downer.

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    • Oh, I am sure I could find that! The challenge would be an “image”, since “respect” is more about how you talk to and about each other than a pure imagery.

      And you are making me feel happy that I haven’t seen any of the Badla promotions!

      On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 8:59 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. This whole song is my favorite Shah Rukh worshipping a woman song. Moment 1.40 played a big role in forming my current obsession.

    In the movie of course, stupid Shah Rukh and Rohit immediately have to ruin it by having Rahul take away Meena’s agency totally by driving her back to her father’s house while she sleeps. Grrr.

    I would like to be inserted into this photo.

    https://dooleyonline.typepad.com/.a/6a00e551a4e0f38833019affcd35cd970d-pi

    Or actually this whole scene. Shah Rukh could come take care of my boo boo’s today. And cook me Italian food.

    Interesting about Taapsee–I know I’ll just come off as a Shah Rukh defender, but I think they would have pulled that stuff with Varun, or years ago, Ranbir. In a way it’s treating her like one of the boys. My daughter came into the room as I was watching the 2nd promo, and when the Taapsee stuff started, she said, “Oh, she must be new, right?” It’s a hazing kinda thing. I didn’t find it funny, but also not offensive. Except for her heels which looked hella uncomfortable. Ouch!

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    • That song is a great one for being both worshipping and respecting. It’s sexy, but then the “real” stuff that is happening is respectful, bringing her chai and stepping back and watching her and so on. I wish Koyla had let him respect and worship Madhuri straight through instead of veering into that other plot at the end. Not that he is disrespectful at the end, just she kind of gets left behind by the plot. Come to think of it, same thing happened to Kajol in Karan-Arjun! Maybe it is just a Rakesh Roshan problem? He doesn’t know how to resolve romances so he leaves them alone and puts in a big action scene at the end instead?

      On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 9:55 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • I was thinking of re-watching Koyla tonight anyway, so I’ll see if if seems like that. My memory is that Madhuri is an active part of beating up and bringing the bad guys to justice also, but I could be mixing up Koyla and Anjaam. Of course, she doesn’t get to run behind a train while being on fire.

        I do quite the like the shy, sweet, and compassionate Shankar from the beginning of the flick though. Hopefully he retains some of those qualities when his revenge skills aren’t being called upon.

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        • There’s this real distinctive shift as I remember it, Shahrukh heals himself so he can go rescue Madhuri from the brothel, Madhuri is faithfully waiting for him, and then just as he shows up to save her, he sees the two men who killed his parents, flashes back, and becomes all about Parental Revenge instead of saving Madhuri. It’s not horrible or anything, he does save her and they stay together and stuff, but there isn’t that epic moment of “I love you! We will never be apart! [clinch]” that the film was building to.

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  3. I was also a bit disconcerted by the Taapsee bits of the Badlah promotions. I think that when you really and truly think of women as equals or even superior, then feeling free to “haze” the youngest cast member makes sense. Thats why they thought it was fine to do and it was funny. Its when you think women need protection that it is bad. As to the pics, one of my favorite pictures of all time is the one of the young Shah Rukh and young Gauri. He looks so smitten and so possessive. When he says that the key to a long relationship is trust and to give each other space, everyone assumes (I think) that they mean SHE gives HIM space to be a star. I think its the other way around. She had to teach him not to be so possessive and to give HER space and freedom, which he has done.

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    • It also depends on the woman. Or rather, depends on the person. The “hazing” the younger cast member was very different with Vivaan Shah in Happy New Year, he was really more a kid still, and was treated that way, friendly teasing but not asked to embarrass himself or put himself forward. And in the same way, Anushka and Dips were treated very gently in Rab Ne and OSO promotions. But Dips got a lot more teasing onscreen and off in Chennai Express and Happy New Year, when she was older and more experienced and confident in herself.

      I haven’t been following any of this, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Taapsee was treated more gently during the Pink promotions, when she was a new kid on the block and didn’t have as much security with the Indian press treating her kindly. Now, she has had several buzz-worthy parts and done plenty of high profile interviews and so on, she can handle a little hazing.

      Maybe part of the reason we don’t usually see it with women is that actresses tend to be launched so young and so inexperienced compared to actors? Varun and Ranbir and Ranveer, by the time their first movies came out they had already done apprenticeships and trainings and were just plain OLD. Anushka, Deepika, Alia, Taapsee, they all started out barely out of high school with no experience beyond this first film.

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  4. I can’t believe Emraan Hashmi is no in this post!
    He does “she is awesome, and I’m lucky I can be close to her” expresion outstandingly. In my opinion only SRK beats him.

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