A new Twitter war has broken between actor Swara Bhaskar and filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri after the former penned down an open letter criticising Sanjay Leela Bhansali for protrayal of women in Padmaavat as mere sex toys.
Ahnihotri took to Twitter to slam Swara asking her to visit a Naxal-hit areas to understand what ‘real vaginas’ feel 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 @ReallySwara must make a trip to understand how the Real Vagina feels like.”
Agnihotri went on to write, “What women need to understand that it’s because of the fake feminists like @ReallySwara 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.”
An angry Swara hit back asking if Agnihotri wanted her to get raped? She wrote, “I’m sorry did u 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 & civility. (sic)”
I’m sorry did u 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 & civility. https://t.co/d1LCCE9B5I
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) January 30, 2018
Agnihotri clarified that his tweet asking Swara to visit the Naxal-hit areas was to get the empathy and understanding of those having undergone brutal sexual assaults.He said, “Why is it that whenever we talk about empathy and understanding, fake feminists like @ReallySwara can only think of rape? You can say whatever you want, they end up translating it only with their sexually perverted dictionary.”
On Monday, writers of Ramleela and Toilet:Ek Prem Katha, Siddarth-Garima, had penned down a scathing response to Swara saying that stating that “people who feel like a ‘vagina’ after watching Padmaavat, should continue to feel like a ‘vagina.’”