STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

'Padmaavat' row: Swara Bhaskar's open letter leads to Twitter spat

Actress Swara Bhasker's critique of "Padmaavat" as a movie that glorifies Sati and Jauhar, sparked a war of words between celebrities.

Published: 29th January 2018 04:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th January 2018 07:01 PM   |  A+A-

Actress Swara Bhaskar

By IANS

MUMBAI: Actress Swara Bhasker's critique of "Padmaavat" as a movie that glorifies Sati and Jauhar, sparked a war of words between celebrities.

READ | Felt reduced to a vagina - only: Swara Bhaskar after watching 'Padmaavat'

Last week, Swara had shared a scathing comment on "Padmaavat" in a lengthy post on The Wire, drawing out how the epic drama made her feel reduced to a "vagina only".

Suchitra Krishnamoorthi got into a war of words with Swara, and Tillotama Shome joined in the debate by supporting Swara. Krishnamoorthi had condemned her thought by questioning "aren't these feminist debates on 'Padmaavat' rather dumb?"

"It's a story ladies - not an advocacy of Jauhar for God's sake. Find another battle for your cause - a real one at all. Not historical fiction," she wrote. In another post, Krishnamoorthi, a singer and former actress, wrote:

Swara, who has featured in films like "Raanjhanaa" and "Anarkali of Aarah", gave it back by saying: "Funny that people cannot get over the fact that a woman said vagina! Funny that in a 2440 word article making fairly comprehensible arguments they only remember the word vagina. So... Vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina..vagina vagina VAGINA!"

Swara's responses to backlash on Twitter:

1.

2.

3.

4.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp