Amitabh Bachchan's Pink has won the nation's heart and garnered immense praise from the critics as well as the audience. But do you know the hidden meaning of Pink and that it has nothing to do with the colour that is often associated with women. When Shoojit Sircar was asked about the same, before the movie was released, he had replied saying that people will come to know of its meaning after watching the film.
Veeresh Malik, in his blog on TOI, has answered the question finally, he wrote, "...the various urban dictionaries online define "pink" as a reference to forced and often cruel or threat based occupation of a v*ina by an unwelcome p*nis. That's about as hard-hitting as it gets, there are other racial undertones also, which I first heard about, way-way back in the '70s." In simpler terms, "v*ina of the sort that is bought, with violence."
In a recent interview to Quint, Amitabh Bachchan and Shoojit Sircar talked about the overwhelming response they received from the public for their movie Pink.
Shoojit Sircar On Pink
Shoojit Sircar said, ''We were confident of the product, confident of the power of the message, but did we expect this kind of universal love and appreciation?''
Now My Favourite Colour Is Pink: Shoojit
Shoojit Sircar further added, ''No, not to this extent. Which is why my team and I are so happy that we cannot stop smiling. Suddenly my favourite colour is Pink (laughs).''
Amitabh On Pink's Response
Amitabh answered the same question and said, ''You know journalists would ask us during the course of the interview why the film was titled Pink and there was no way to explain that before the release.''
Amitabh On Pink
He added, ''As it is there is little to talk about when the film is a thriller, so we worked on a different strategy for promotion. Pink is a powerful film and we are happy that everyone is appreciating it.''
Introducing Ladies First
Talking about introducing ladies first in the movie, Amitabh said, ''Because the subject deals with women, it is their story and it is only fair that they are introduced first.''
Concept Of Ladies First
''Besides we say ‘ladies first', so why not put that into practice? I discussed this with my producer and director and both Aniruddh and Shoojit understood and accepted,'' he said.
Rise Above Old Concepts
Amitabh Bachchan further added, ''Time has come when we need to rise above old concepts. Why do we take it for granted that blue is for boys and pink is for girls?''
Colours Cannot Have Descriptions: Big B
''Who decided this and why must everyone follow it? They are colours and colours cannot have descriptions,'' Amitabh Bachchan said.
Talking about the movie, Amitabh Bachchan told in a press conference recently, "Pink is no longer perhaps a colour. Pink no more connotes the favourite colour of a young girl and her Barbie doll. Pink means you have the freedom and liberty to walk at night. Women got the opportunity to speak out through this film.''
Adding to the same, Taapsee Pannu said, ''You know what experiences she went through while travelling in DTC buses but she did not muster the courage to protest. The film will now teach girls like her to go to police station and lodge protest. This is the victory of Pink."