Showing a girl gratifying herself was empowering: Swara Bhaskar on Veere Di Wedding
Actress Swara Bhaskar, who was trolled over a masturbation scene in her latest release, Veere Di Wedding, says showing a girl gratifying herself in a film in a nonjudgmental way is empowering.
Swara, who plays Sakshi in the film, was asked by a user on Twitter about how masturbating is related to empowerment.
In his tweet, he said: Just one question, how masturbating related to empowerment? Who is stopping them from masturbating but in public? I think empowerment doesn't mean that you should masturbate in public. It's private.
The 30-year-old actress said, "Sakshi was in her 'private' bedroom, not public. Masturbation is about owning ur body, sexuality. Empowering.
"In a culture that largely silences or ignores or shames female sexuality showing a girl gratifying herself in a film in a nonjudgmental way is empowering," she added.
Swara has been heavily trolled for the scene in Veere Di Wedding, directed by Shashanka Ghosh. It also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, and Shikha Talsania.
Swadeept! 1. Sakshi was in her PRIVATE bedroom.. not public
2. Masturbation is abt owning ur body, sexuality. Empowering.
3. In a culture that largely silences or ignores or shames female sexuality showing a girl gratifying herself in a film in a non judgemental way is empowering https://t.co/PQXwaLsAku
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 6, 2018
No not really Neha! It’s okay to do something privately and not tell your parents about it. It’s called discretion. Do u describe your morning shit to your parents when they ask you what u did when you woke up?