‘Padmaavat’ is at top of the news charts thanks to all the good reviews pouring in for the film. But then the film is also in the news due to a hard-hitting letter written by Swara Bhasker. The actress literally pointed out how the film glorifies the act of Sati and Jauhar and how she felt reduced to a vagina while watching ‘Padmaavat’. Not that she bashed the stars and their performances, but the act of jauhar was something that did not make sense for her.
Post the letter, she has been receiving quite a few negative comments on Twitter. Her letter has got her the tag of a Fake Feminist and it has come from film director Vivek Agnihotri.
We have interviewed many ‘ex-naxal’ women in Bastar. Each has gut-wrenching stories to tell, full of abuse, rape and misogyny If they marry, they aren’t allowed to have children. I think fake feminist @ReallySwara must make a trip to understand how the Real Vagina feels like.
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) January 30, 2018
I’m sorry did u just suggest that i go get myself raped?????????? Like seriously? You typed out this tweet Vivek… ?????
I’d say pretty low and sick even by your own abysmal standards of conduct & civility. https://t.co/d1LCCE9B5I
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) January 30, 2018
Well, everyone is entitled to have opinion and this issue definitely seems to be blown out of proportion.
For all those who missed out on Swara’s letter, here it is! (Also Read: Padmaavat movie review: This visual spectacle with rich performances will win you over)
"Practices like Sati, Jauhar, FGM, Honour Killings should not be glorified because they don’t merely deny women equality, they deny women personhood."https://t.co/VrCYTQ8UUo
— The Wire (@thewire_in) January 28, 2018