Swara Bhaskar shocked one and all with her open letter to Sanjay Leela Bhansali after watching Padmaavat. The actress loved the grand scheme of things in the movie, but felt "reduced to a vagina" after watching the movie. She felt that the practice of Jauhar was glorified in the movie and wanted at least one part or person to oppose it in Padmaavat. She spoke about freedom of speech and women empowerment too in the letter. And while the open letter has got mixed reactions, the actress has no regret. She stands by what she has written and so be it! But while she has got extreme reactions for her open letter and it didn't matter to her, a certain filmmaker seems to have ticked her off.
Vivek Agnihotri wrote on Twitter, "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. What women need to understand that it’s because of the fake feminists like @ReallySwara that the feminist movement gets jeopardised. You just can’t piss off people and win the most critical war of modern times - the gender empathy." Swara was shocked after reading what the filmmaker had to write and genuinely, so were we! The actress quickly responded and asked him a very valid question. (ALSO READ - Swara Bhasker slams Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat for glorifying Jauhar, says it would be nice if vaginas are respected)
Swara wrote on Twitter, "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." Vivek Agnihotri hit back saying, "Why is it that whenever we talk about empathy and understanding, fake feminists like @ReallySwara can only think of rape? You can say whatever you want, they end up translating it only with their sexually perverted dictionary." (ALSO READ - Ranveer Singh's reaction to Swara Bhaskar’s open letter is not what you would expect!)
From calling each other as 'a fake feminist' and 'sick' respectively, the war of words are going to get even more intense. But what's your take on Vivek Agnihotri's statement and Swara's reaction to it? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the dope and updates about the whole controversy around Padmaavat right here.
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