– We are being forced to accept religion as an important part of life: Ratna Pathak
Mumbai, dt. 27 July 2022, Wednesday
Naseeruddin Shah’s wife and actress Ratna Pathak feels that India is becoming a conservative society. He has raised the question whether India wants to become Saudi Arabia? Ratna Pathak said that a conservative society first imposes restrictions on its women. How women of the 21st century are still carrying on age-old traditions like Karachoth. We are becoming superstitious.
Ratna Pathak said that the situation for women has not changed or there have been minor changes in some areas. Our society is becoming very conservative. We are becoming superstitious. We are being forced to accept religion as an important part of life. Someone asked me for the first time last year, do I fast on Karvachoth? I said, am I crazy? Isn’t it scary that educated women of modern age fast Karavachoth to prolong the life of their husbands. Being a widow in India is considered a horrible condition. Are we talking like this in the 21st century?
Do we want to be Saudi Arabs?
Ratna Pathak said that we are moving towards a very conservative society. The first task of a conservative society is to bind women. Look at any conservative society in the world. Women are the most affected in such a society. What is the scope for women in Saudi Arabia? Do we want to be Saudi Arabia? Will we be because it’s so easy?