Behind the curtains on the glamourous stage that the world of K-Pop is, lie secrets of exploitation, materialism, and pretense. The Hallyu Wave popularised this unusually westernised form of music across the world, with multiple bands like BlackPink and BTS emerging into the spotlight. However, South Korea in its quest for Soft Power has allowed the mistreatment of these artists by promoting them as goods instead of focussing on their art.
Indian cinema, right from its inception in the thirties, has become the most popular mode of entertainment in India. However, the representation of women both onscreen and offscreen, leaves much to be desired. In this article, we delve deeper into the reasons behind this gender stereotyping and how times are changing for the better as a reflection of the evolving mindset of the audience.