Pink Trailer: “Are you a virgin, Amitabh asks Taapsee Pannu

A short while ago, the trailer of the hard and enthralling thriller ‘Pink’ was launched at a theatre in Andheri (West) by Amitabh Bachchan, his co-stars Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi along with other cast and crew members.

Directed by  Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, the trailer shows Big B playing the role of a lawyer with bipolar disorder and frequent mood swings. He fights the legal battle for the girls who were trapped in an unpleasant situation on that unfaithful night.

One uncertain night, some influential boys try to molest Taapsee and her roommates Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang. The rich boys tried to prove the girls were guilty. Big B fights the case in favour of the girls and he is seen asking private question to the Taapsee in the witness box like Are you a virgin, Miss Arora? Haan ya naa mein jawaab dijiye. Don’t shake your head.”

At one point of time question were raised against the character of the girls. Set in the backdrop of Delhi, it shows how girls are unsafe in India and how at every point of life feel insecure. The dialogues were hard-hitting.

Big B has donned an altogether new avatar in the film. ‘Pink’ has been co-produced by Rashmi Sharma and ‘Piku’ director Shoojit Sircar. It also marks the Bollywood debut of Bengali filmmaker Chowdhury.

During the trailer launch of ‘Pink’, Amitabh Bachchan expresses his concern over the growing crime on women. Amitabh said, “It is extremely disgusting and as a nation we at times hang our heads in shame reading these several incidents that have happened which should not have happened. All of us as Indians and individuals need to educate ourselves to give importance the women in our lives and to understand their contribution and presence in a society is equally important as men. We need to have strong laws. There are many ways in which you and me would want to educate. Lots of people say put the rapists out in the market and we will deal with him.

But that doesn’t go according to the law of the land. There is a law and you have to follow it. Sometimes you feel disillusioned by the outcome, sometimes you feel that the due procedure has been followed and this will continue but what is the base of all this. The base is somewhere we are losing respect for the female gender. And that can be remedied through education, and through films like Pink to give them the respect and honour and their right place in the society. That’s what we are all working towards. It will take time but it will happen.”