Abhay Deol isn’t just a ‘Hatke’ actor but he is one of those actors who have always been praised by the critics for the choice of roles he has done so far.
Be it his act in DevD or Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara, the actor has always won accolades for the ease with which he portrays a character.
This time though the actor isn’t in news for the films or his personal life but for his views on sex.
And why suddenly the actor chose to write a long post on his facebook page?
Well because recently around 40 consenting adults who had checked in hotels in Madh Island and Aksa beach area in Mumbai, were taken to jail and dragged out of their rooms by police.
Their crime was that they were alone in a room. They were charged with indecent behaviour in public.
Wow! So we have touched another low!
The damage was already done when these couples were asked to call their parents, how humiliating that was for them, they can only tell us.
Abhay Deol echoed our thought in this unabashed opinion about this whole fiasco.
Here what Abhay Deol wrote about sex and trust me he nails it with the sense he is making here…
Even I am baffled by our society’s obsession with sex.
I enjoy it, I crave it, I pursue it. I don’t hide the fact. I feel a tinge of shame admitting it. It always takes a moment for
the logical part of my brain to put the shame aside, and I see reason.
I have come to believe my sense of shame comes from my upbringing. I was brought up by the same values as any other from my country, which may come as a surprise to those who think people born into the film industry are brought up with a different set of values (usually loose and privileged). So I get it. The taboo that comes with the topic of sex in my society.
But booking young kids for a crime they didn’t commit, physically and mentally abusing them publicly? To me it looks more like it was the police that was guilty of ‘public indecency’.
All this because they were young adults having sex. How liberated can you be!? They must be punished. By any law out there.
Many believe moral policing is a way to get rid of ‘western influences’, like liberal views on sex (it always starts with those) within our society. That there are outdated British laws from the Victorian age on sex and sexuality still in effect in India today, is lost on those constantly claiming that liberal views on sex (such as premarital sex) come from Western countries, and conservative views come from India.
I’m not going to cite ‘the Kama Sutra’ as an example.
The last I remember, my country has a written history that is a few thousand years old. It is full of stories of kings and queens, of kingdoms and communities, coexisting mostly peacefully, with an invasion every now and then. People from all over the world converged upon my country, staking their claim, leaving their mark. The culture of the region however, always held onto its roots no matter who currently ruled it. That is how I see morals. They are relative to those who rule. Principles on the other hand, are unchangeable, they are at the root of my culture. That’s what I was taught, so If we have a ‘moral police’, then why not a ‘principal police’ as well?
I guess I have resigned myself to a society mistaking itself to be the custodian of my culture.
This started off as a topic on sex. SEX IS NOT SOMETHING TO BE ASHAMED OF WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR SOME PEOPLE TO DIGEST THAT?
Oops…there I go…thinking of sex again…
Is that indecent to admit publicly?
Bravo Abhay, you totally made sense with this one.
You go boy! Finally somebody made sense in this whole controversy.
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