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  • MS Dhoni decides to take a two-month break, will skip West Indies tour but will not retire
  • Phagu Chauhan is the new Governor of Bihar while Ramesh Bais has been appointed as that of Tripura
  • Governors: Anandiben Patel shifted from Madhya Pradesh to Uttar Pradesh and Lalji Tandon from Bihar to Madhya Pradesh
  • Naga talks interlocutor RN Ravi appointed as Governor of Nagaland
  • Noted lawyer Jagdeep Dhankhar appointed as new Governor of West Bengal
  • 84 NDRF teams have been despatched to 23 states to tackle the flood situation
  • Three persons lynched in Bihar after being accused of cattle theft
  • Delhi police seize a consignment of 1500 kgs of heroin and busts a cartel of Afghanistan-Pakistan narcotics dealers with links to the Taliban
  • Supreme Court gives 9 more months to complete the Babri Masjid demolition case trial
  • Priyanka Gandhi not allowed to meet the families of the dead in the Sonabhadra firing, arrested
  • ICC inducts Sachin Tendulkar in [email protected]@@s Hall of Fame
  • Stock markets bleed for the second day. Sensex crashes 560 points
  • S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, says Pakistan should release and repatriate Kulbhushan Jadhav immediately
  • Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala asks the Speaker to hold the trust vote latest by 1.30 pm today
  • The Government sends a list of 24 questions to mobile app company that runs video app TikTok seeking answers for anti-national and obscene content carried on the platform
Former Delhi CM and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit dies following a cardiac arrest. She was 81
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Cleavage Show Good For Movies, Not Other Media

By Sunil Garodia

About the Author

Sunil Garodia Editor-in-Chief of indiacommentary.com. Current Affairs analyst and political commentator. Writes for a number of publications.
The ongoing war of words between Deepika Padukone and the media over the online publication of her revealing pictures with pointers at her cleavage shows no sign of dying down. Deepika had taken offence on the way the pictures were published – she says she is woman, has breasts and therefore has cleavage. We all know that Ms Padukone. Every woman has breasts – the sizes differ. The prominence of the cleavage also differs accordingly. The urge to display them in public also differs.

Now we come to the main point. Was Times of India Entertainment guilty of invading Deepikaâ€â"¢s privacy or of showing disrespect to her? Obviously not. Deepika is in the glamour profession. It is her bread and butter to look hot and glamorous for the cameras, be it the moving one or the DSLR. She has to portray an image of being desirable in all her public appearances. The day she stops looking hot, the day the camera stops loving her – that would be the day her price would start falling down.

Now we come to the secondary point. If Deepika has to look hot and desirable in order to earn her living, she needs the world to know about it. That is why she continues to live the reel life in the real life, making appearances at parties and events in cleavage revealing dresses. While we are all for there being no dress code for women, but the fact that these actors pout and pose at the red carpet, even considering requests from photographers to give the best angle, means that they want to show the world how hot they look. Hence, they cannot turn around and say that you cannot publish this or that photo. They cannot act as censors of their own public appearance pictures.

Their job ends with getting the photo clicked. It is the editorâ€â"¢s job to decide which photo will be published and how prominently. If Deepika has an issue with publication of her pictures, she should tell the media about it. They will stop clicking her totally. But that will work against her career. So she wants to have the free publicity but on her terms. That, Ms Padukone, is not done. She has said that the photographer did not take her permission before clicking the picture. Since when do photographers need permission to click pictures of celebrities at public events?

If the photographer had invaded her privacy – like it was done when pictures of bikini clad Katrina with Ranbir Kapoor on a private holiday were splashed in the media – by clicking her at a private party or expressly against her wishes, or if the picture was photoshopped, she had every right to protest. But since the picture was clicked in one of her public appearances by a photographer just doing his job, there should be no objection to it. It seems Deepika is unnecessarily making a mountain out of a valley.