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Does Smoking Make Women Look Sexier?

Published on March 4th, 2014 00:00

Aishwarya Rai's smoking in Guzaarish is picking up heat. At present with a growing popularity of women smokers, one might wonder if it is being recognized as sexy.

Famous celebrities as Winona Ryder, Mira Sorvino, Julia Roberts and Uma Thurman smoke a lot more on TV than people generally do in real life, a review had stated not so long ago, naming them bad role models for young ladies. As trailers of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan smoking are currently shown, there is a universal worry if cigarette use on screen is sexy.

Not that it is the very first time when an actress is seen smoking on screen, similarly was witnessed Kareena Kapoor, when she lit a cigarette in Chameli, Rani Mukerji in Bichoo , Manisha Koirala in Company or when Priyanka Chopra and Kangna Ranaut made cigarette use look like something stylish and fashionable.

But does women smoking is a part of the real world too?

In a country, where cigarettes, hookahs and cigars were once considered as signs that referred to man’s power and strength, though the acceptance to the fact may have been not so fast, the fact is evident- women have caught up with the given trend. “So, what is bad? I mean if smoking is hazardous, it is bad for both men and women. Then why is there generally an eyebrow raised and a particular reference made when it is about women smoking either on screen or off screen?” states Jyoti Khurana, a heavy smoker. So despite the fact that Jyoti states that the habit is hazardous, she says, “the addiction for anyone begins in the same way. The fact that women are as independent and high gaining, and dealing with exactly the same stress as men, the motives for starting smoking too, are identical.

As for ladies lighting up on-screen, probably those so-called owners of traditions, who state that smoking on screen has an effect on young women, have ignored the fact, that the girls are already not so simple, domesticated and dependant women.

When there are lots of lifestyle changes that we are prepared to accept, these are just some that come with the transformation too. And that is what these celebrities are doing on screen - detailing the true woman of these days. Then why this hassle?” states Anu Dayal, a former chain smoker, who quit smoking several years ago.

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