Deepika Padukone gives a sassy reply to Swara Bhaskar's "reduced to Vagina" letter

Source: Wikimedia Commons
So much of efforts and energy of everyone involved with the making of 'Padmaavat' has gone into explaining people that it is merely a movie after all, and should not be taken that seriously. 

As the protests, open-letters, critical opinions continue to pour-in - the lead actors of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum-opus are coming out to clear their stance and break down the essence of the flick - bit by bit.

After actress Swara Bhaskar wrote an open letter on 'The Wire', alleging the movie of glorifying the practice of 'Jauhar' and stating that it made her feel "reduced to a vagina", she has been at the receiving end of criticism for her not-so coherent outlook towards the whole matter. 

Responding to the 'Anaarkali of Aara' actress' criticism, the movie's leading lady Deepika Padukone responded with a sassy and sarcastic jibe, suggesting that Bhaskara should have been well-aware of what the movie was about before stepping in to the theater to watch it. 

Speaking to Indian Today, Deepika said that Swara may have gone out to "get some popcorn" when they should a disclaimer prior to the movie. 


Here is what Deepika had to say:

"She (Swara) probably missed the disclaimer at the beginning of the film. You probably went out to buy some popcorn and missed the initial disclaimers that come out. I think, secondly, the fact that it is important to view a film in totality and to see in which period it was set in. Third of all, I think for me this film is not just about the act (jauhar) that they all committed, but it stood for so much more. For me, it’s a celebration of women and their strength, power and dignity"

Source: Wikimedia Commons
Do you agree with Deepika's explanation on the "issue" or do you side with Swara?

Share your thoughts...

No comments