Padmaavat: Swara Bhaskar lashes out at Vivek Agnihotri, calls him ‘low and sick’

Mumbai , News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 February 2018, 11:01 AM
Padmaavat: Swara Bhaskar lashes out at Vivek Agnihotri, calls him ‘low and sick’(Source - IANS)
Padmaavat: Swara Bhaskar lashes out at Vivek Agnihotri, calls him ‘low and sick’(Source - IANS)

Recently, actress Swara Bhaskar made headlines when she wrote an open letter criticising Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’ for which she was heavily trolled.

She even had a Twitter war with singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi and now it was director-producer Vivek Agnihotri in which he asked her to take a trip to Bastar to know what a ‘real vagina feels like’.

He wrote, "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 Swara Bhasker must make a trip to understand how the 'real vagina' feels like’’.

He further added, "What women need to understand that it's because of the fake feminists like Swara 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’’.

The actress replied, ”I'm sorry did you 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 and civility’’.

In an event in Mumbai, the actress justified herself for the ongoing debate about her open letter and said, "I had a few questions in mind which I felt was very legit questions, so I asked it. If people do not agree, that's completely fine with me. We live in a democracy, so it's a nice thing that we have difference in opinions on issues and I think we should have debate and discussions because art always has that intent’’.

Padmaavat stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles. The movie was released on January 25 after prolonged controversies.

First Published: Friday, February 02, 2018 10:26 AM
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