A FIR has recently been lodged with the Indore police against Karan Johar and Gauri Khan, Director and Producer respectively of the film ‘Student of the year’ on the allegation that they used some suggestive song in the film calling Radha as sexy with the result that the feelings of those believing in a particular oriental mythology, with Radha and Krishna (Lord Krishna) as their role models, are hurt. The FIR, which was lodged on a Court’s order, has been accepted. The love story between the two is considered to be eternally supreme. Lord Krishna had 108 wives but Radha was not one of them. She in fact belonged to some one else, but she was deeply in love with Lord Krishna, and so was he with her. There are different festivals observed every year worshipping both of them as the God and the Goddess. On every such occasion, there are raas leelas organised by the devotees depicting different scenes of their love. Raas leela is a Hindi word which means staging a romance with different romantic scenes. With a view to glorifying their romance as something of a supremely eternal nature, the devotees avoid any portrayal of direct talk on sex, but they do every thing that nears sexual involvement, and is suggestive in many ways. What’s wrong if English version of raas leela is used some where as sex oriented, meaning sexy.
What does being sexy denote? Dictionary defines it as ‘Arousing or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest’. True, there can be love with sex, or even without it. The latter is, for the sake of convenience and feasibility in any affair, given the name of an eternal love without any feeling of attachment. It just looks utopian and can’t stand the test in practical terms. Present day women, or say even men, feel quite elevated when they are recognized as ‘sexy’. Literally speaking, sexy is the one who has sex, and that is a biological truth which is out of question to be denied by any body, woman or man. That way, all are sexy. It is a different matter that the word ‘sexy’ has assumed much greater a significance and recognition as an object of elevation in the personality of the concerned men and women. This is how the current generation takes it and there is no logical a basis for raising so much of hue and cry on the very address like ‘sexy.