Passion for Fashion: An Untold story
Madhur Bhandarkar’s latest film Fashion tells the story of an ambition. Like his earlier movies this movie also deals with an untold story. Fashion tells the deglamorised world behind the dazzing fashion world . We can easily findout the plot from the sad story of Geetanjali Nagal. Once Geetanjali was a queen on the ramp. But finally she ends up in street. This is the story behind the characterization of Shonali, the super model played by Kangana Ranault. Priyanka Chopra, the heroiene in the movie is an ambitious lady from Chandigarh who wants to become Shonali. The film tells about the sacrifies of Meghna Mathur, character played by Priyanka Chopra, to fulfill her ambitions.
Though the film ends positively by showing Priyanka on the ramps of paris it arises some serious questions about Fashion world. Some where in the movie one of the models says that they are like slaves. In the fashion world designer assumes the power of king. He orders and the models should obey it. Once Meghna (Priyanka) questions the superiority of the designer as a result she is expelled from the show.
In a way the the film gives a negative impact that one has to sacrifice much for to be there in the ramp. And there is politics also. It can be termed as ‘flesh politics’. When the story of the movie progresses Meghna Mathur becomes a super model and she is falling in an extramarital relationship with her boss. When she become pregnant he reminds her about the contract she had signed earlier. Which didn’t allow her to become a mother. She underwent abortion. When she reveals about this to the wife of her boss her contract is terminated and she is replaced by someone else. Meghna becomes drug addict. But when she realizes the hard facts she leaves Mumbai and returns home.
The second question is that should the conditions in the contract become so brute?( It is shown that Meghna cannot read the contract details fully which is bundle in size.But it is not an excuse. The contract should be simple). Airhostess of earlier days had faced the same problems. They fought against it and finally got justice. But in this picture it has not taken seriously. It is mentioned along with the flow of the movie. In this movie models are pictured as chain smokers and drug addicts. It is like their routine. If this is the present situation it should be taken seriously. It throws light to the dark side of the character of models.
Why they all are characterless? One of the reason for it is their life style or the wars they fought to become there made them so. It is a more serious problem and gives wrong message to aspiring models.