The women in his work are not just pretty damsels in distress. They think, they speak their mind, they react, they are passionate - they love and they fight. They do not bend under societal pressure, they do not give in. And they do not justify their actions. Some of his powerful characters like Kusum from the movie Khusboo is a woman of substance who refuses to swallow her pride to get her childhood beloved back. Similarly Veeran from Machis is daring enough to become a terrorist to avenge atrocities against her family. Likewise Hu Tu Tu sees a disillusioned young girl taking on her corrupt politician mother. And the very popular Ijaazat, where both the leading ladies are strong and unique in their own way, voicing their opinion on life, marriage, babies and almost everything under the sun – they speak their mind and follow their heart.
So I believe it will be great if besides the everyday heroes in our lives, we also felicitate Gulzar Sahab for his role in subconsciously molding us into stronger women. His ideas take shape from everyday life scenarios, to which he adds his own sensibilities. And the final outcome of those ideas is such that in turn it guides us and becomes a reference point to be referred to in times of contemplation. So Gulzar Sahab it is for me. My soldier.
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|Gulzar Sahab during one his book readings|