How Bollywood dances around diabetes


When it comes to the portrayal of illness in movies, Hollywood has quite rightly been given a lot of stick for trivialising or stigmatising ailments such as autism (Rain Man), cancer (The Bucket List) and mental health (Psycho).

But when it comes to diabetes, we should turn the spotlight onto Bollywood for misrepresenting what is a very common disease — with more than 62 million cases, India tops the world for rates of diabetes.

Mumbai’s studios may deliver when it comes to high-energy dance sequences at family weddings, but they fail to