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Suchitra Krishnamoorthi Trolls Swara Bhaskar For Open Letter To Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Actor Hits Back

Image: Instagram/ Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, A file photo of Swara Bhaskar

Image: Instagram/ Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, A file photo of Swara Bhaskar

Swara Bhaskar, who has been vocal about several issues and has worked with Bhansali in Guzaarish, decided to voice her opinion via an open letter.

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After 5 modifications and the removal of an 'I', Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat released amid a huge uproar from the fringe outfits. But none of the threats stopped the viewers from flocking to the theatres to watch the magnum opus starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. The film opened to mixed reviews as some lauded the filmmaker's vision, while others found its climax featuring the Jauhar scene "problematic".

Swara Bhaskar, who has been vocal about several issues and has worked with Bhansali in Guzaarish, decided to voice her opinion via an open letter. In the letter published in The Wire, Swara called out Bhansali for glorifying Sati and Jauhar in his film and said that she felt reduced to a vagina by the end of it. The actor said she understands that Jauhar and Sati are a part of India's social history but that certainly doesn't mean that one should make a film about it with no perspective or, without a comment on such a "misogynistic" practice.

Soon after the open letter went viral, former actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi took to Twitter to express her opinion. She said it's funny that an actor who plays an "erotic dancer/ prostitute" referring to Swara's role in Anaarkali of Arrah, feels like a vagina after watching Bhansali's magnum-opus glorifying the acts of a Rajput queen.

"Funny that an actress who can play an erotic dancer/ prostitute with such elan should feel like a vagina after watching a story of a pious queen . What standards are these ...tch tch," she wrote.


But Swara was quick to hit back at Suchita for her comment. She said that what's actually funny is that "people cannot get over the fact that a woman said vagina" and added that in an article of over 2440 words, people only remember the vagina part. "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!!!!!," she wrote.

Meanwhile, the film has already minted over Rs. 83 crores and is set to cross the Rs. 100 crore mark at the box office.

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