Urban women do curse, drink and are sexually active, says Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhaskar are among the many Bollywood actors who are standing up to misogyny and do not shy away from talking about it on camera. The actors and the entire team of Veere Di Wedding in an interview spoke about the feminist aspects of the film. The actors were asked about the accusations that people are throwing at them after watching the trailer saying that they are reducing female empowerment to behaving like men and they had a fitting reply for it.
The trailer of Sonam Kapoor's latest movie shows the actresses swearing, drinking and being sexually active before getting married, which got a lot of hate from people. Sonam Kapoor immediately said that young, urban and working women do curse, drink and are sexually active. She also went on to say that she doesn’t think the question would be posed to men if they were drinking, smoking and abusing or sexually active, does this make them less of a man?”
Swara agreeing with Sonam, in her statement clarified that Veere Di Wedding is a feminist film and said that a lot of women coming from an urban background do curse and drink and there is nothing wrong with it. Sonam Kapoor added that they are not sitting waiting until they get married to have sex like conventionally thought.
She also went on to question that just because the film is showing that on screen, why is that becoming a big issue. The actor who recently married Anand Ahuja said that why do we allow male characters to be as close to reality as possible but why can’t we let our women have the same.
The actor adding to her earlier statement even spoke about the movie Pyaar Ka Punchnama saying that it has misogynistic dialogues but people did not have any issues regarding it. Instead, she said that people have celebrated that film and nobody even once said that they are being a little misogynistic by talking about how women are a certain way and how men are looked at as commitment phobic and women are desperate to get married.
Directed by Shashanka Ghosh Veere Di Wedding will hit the screens on June 1, 2018