The torch bearers of 'feminism' 'Vogue' magazine, may want to eat crow after the launch of their latest cover. The cover shows Rani Mukerji wearing a Dolce and Gabbana dress and looking 20 years younger than her actual age. The woman-child on the cover is then captioned as 'ageless' and the issue covers 'ageing gracefully' techniques.
Rani looks ridiculously 'slim' as well as young. The cover picture does not do justice to the actual Rani, who has broken barriers in Bollywood, for being an evergreen actress.The woman is as real as she can get and this image does not acknowledge her acting prowess.We prefer Rani, in the Satya Paul dress she wore at the Vogue Fashion Awards.
A kind perusal of Vogue's #EmpowerWomen with Deepika Padukone campaign should make them realize that they were asking women to be themselves. To be comfortable in one's skin is to not appear on the magazine cover with photoshop and air-brushing effects. It is not being oneself to pump your body with silicon and anti-ageing techniques. Also how does one age gracefully, if lathering anti-ageing creams is what you do?