This "Item Number" Starring Children Is Tough To Watch, But You Should Do It Anyway
Are you listening, Bollywood?
Artist Ram Subramanian uploaded a video to his Facebook page that begins with a woman dressed in skimpy clothes, dancing to a typical Bollywood item number.
Midway through the song, she is joined by a bunch of adolescent boys, cheering and hooting for her around the stage.
The uncomfortable video is part of a petition to Censor Board Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani to re-grade item numbers.
"The impact of such content that glorifies the objectification of women by degrading them through its lyrics and visuals, does not just lead to a more desensitised society, but also leaves a massive impact on young impressionable minds," the petition reads.