Swara Bhaskar Says She Was Called An Idiot For Her Letter To SLB Over Jauhar Scene In Padmaavat!

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Swara Bhaskar Says She Was Called An Idiot For Her Letter To SLB Over Jauhar Scene In Padmaavat!

Actress Swara Bhaskar was criticized for her open letter to Sanjay Leela Bhansali on glorifying Jauhar scene in Padmaavat. Swara has recently made some statements about the same in various interviews.

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In an interview with a leading tabloid when she was told that her letter was quite bold, Swara told the tabloid, “And an incredibly stupid one too, I hear.”

She further said, “I didn’t even know that I was so famous, or my voice mattered this much. Although in a twisted, warped way, it did remind me of the reach I had. However, the Bollywood I know deserves more credit than we give it, because the hatred I received for writing that letter came from social media users, not the industry. Bollywood braves too much criticism. It has accepted me the way I am, and given me the space to thrive. Fundamentally, I have fierce opinions. And if I have them, I must be prepared to deal with trolls. In Bollywood, however, everyone is only trying hard to hold their ground, despite all odds. So, this is not the industry that must be blamed.”

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“I have to be careful about the things I say because it will be up for scrutiny. Words are twisted out of context to imply something else. This is also probably the reason behind artistes’ hesitation to back issues that they feel strongly about,” she said to the leading tabloid.

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In another interview, she said, “Now I know I have more trolls than fans. But I am not a flippant person, and I stand by everything I say. Trolling is a different kind of bullying and I don’t want to give in. But yes, I am now more aware of the kind of hatred out there. I did not speak anything that’s disrespectful or vicious and so I am not really bothered.”

Padmaavat has released last month and has already minted more than 240 crores on the Box-Office.

Published by Bhaumik Raja on 18 Feb 2018

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