Blog By Hazel | 19-02-18
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‘Padmaavat’ is clearly one of the most controversial movies ever in Bollywood. Its doing very well on box office and it is being praised by every one in the industry EXCEPT Swara Bhaskar who did not like a particular scene in the movie and wrote an open letter to Bansali.
Swara wrote an open letter to Sanjay Leela Bansali about worshipping the practice of Jauhar i.e Sati.Swara criticized the dramatic way of shooting the climax by Sanjay.
which showed that queen Padmaavati (Deepika Padukone) is walking towards the fire with hundreds of Rajput women as the Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) conquers the Chittor fort. Swara wrote an open letter to Sanjay Leela Bansali and she said “That’s what I felt like at the end of your magnum opus. I felt like a vagina. I felt reduced to a vagina-only.”
Deepika's perfect reply to Swara on her open letter.
Yes, I have come to know that Swara has written a letter, but honestly, I have not yet read it yet, the letter is quite long and we are all really busy. I do not know what her issue is, maybe whatever issue she has is with Sanjay sir.
When the entire film fraternity is standing with us in such a situation this open letter looks a bit awkward. But she has written about her personal opinion and everyone has the right to have one.
I would say that this time is not for such things, Padmaavat has been representing the whole film industry. It is also representing freedom of expression and freedom of speech. It has been really difficult to make this film reach the audience.
Let me put things in perspective. We are not endorsing Jauhar. You must see the scene/practice in context to the period in which it was shown. And when you do that, you will realise, it’s so powerful. You do not feel like she is doing anything wrong. You want her to embrace the flames because she is going to be united with the man she loves.
Ranveer Singh received an personal message from Swara in which she stated that she loved Ranveer's perfomance in the film.
Ranveer said , “I got a message from Swara just yesterday. She loved my performance in the film. So…,.”