In Guzaarish, nurse and caretaker Sofia puts on her glasses as she rebukes her patient Ethan for concealing his motivations from her. In the song Jumme Ki Raat in Kick , it is a moment of triumph for the male when a thoroughly buttoned-up and bespectacled Jacqueline Fernandez is spurred by a dancing Salman Khan into shedding her glasses and coat and dancing with him. She often turns her bespectacled eye on Bunny and her observant glances are one of the more rare visual treats in Hindi cinema — a woman looking at and lusting after a man. Hardly any piece of clothing or accessory has acquired as much gendered subtext as a pair of glasses. Bespectacled women are portrayed as unattractive, trapped by conventions or their own lack of confidence. Young women who are particularly smart often wear spectacles. Spectacles on women are flexible symbols of intellect and experience and everything in between. In Ijaazat , heavy black frames distinguish an older, mature Sudha from her impetuous younger self. When men wear glasses, they are meant to come across as dapper intellectuals, like Samar in Rajneeti and Krish in 2 States , or as adorable schmucks sometimes unfairly ignored by women, such as the endearing Kumar in Chupke Chukpe and Suri in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Much like Naina, a woman wearing glasses is often unhappy and alone. One would expect Naina to ask for a clarification, but she simply laughs some more. Few female characters in Hindi films don their spectacles unapologetically in every scene. In her bespectacled avatar, Kapoor looks serious and mature, much like the several actresses before her who have donned similar eyewear. In Kal Ho Naa Ho , when Aman liberates Naina from desperate gloominess, he also rids her of her black-framed glasses. The path to true love, at least for women, is paved with neat contact lenses.