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These Bollywood Movies Based on Prostitution Sparked Controversies




Prostitution or sex trafficking is crucial and taboo subject even in the 21st century, especially in India. Despite discussing the topic, Indian people love to uncover or dig into this subject. It is for this same reason that films like ‘Chandni Bar’’ and ‘Dev D’ drew a lot of viewers, not to forget the criticism they raked in simultaneously. Today, we are going to name some Bollywood movies based on prostitution that stirred a hornet’s nest.

1) Talaash

The film reveals that sex workers are not treated as humans. When Kareena Kapoor, a sex worker got injured in an accident, the boys who spent money on her, left her for dying to save them from indulging in any police case.

2) Dev D

This highly acclaimed movie shed light on the life of a woman who plays a high profile escort at night and goes by the name of Chanda while effortlessly transforming into a simple college going girl in the day.

3) Chandni Bar

Role of Mumtaz played by Tabu is a character firstly raped by her uncle and then forced to prostitution. Mumtaz is distraught and emotionally confides in the other dancers. Even though they console her, Mumtaz is given a reality check when she realizes that many other women at the bar have equally disturbing and painful stories. She manages to pull herself together and immerses herself in her work at the bar.

4) Laaga Chunari Mein Daag

One of the finest performances by Rani Mukherjee, this movie was all about the struggle of an unmarried woman who ends up becoming a high profile prostitute while searching for a decent job in the city of Mumbai.

5) Julie

The story of a girl who gets ditched by her boyfriend and in order to start her life afresh in Mumbai, she ends up a victim of sexual abuse by her boss.

6) B.A. Pass

This film is about a male prostitute who is young and left to fend for himself and his sisters.

7) Lakshmi

The film revolves around a 13-year-old girl who is kidnapped and sold to swim in the prostitution racket.


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