Swara Bhasker slams Padmaavat in an open letter to Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Swara Bhasker isn't pleased with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat.
In an open letter, Bhasker decried glorification of self-immolation customs Sati and Jauhar. "That's what I felt like at the conclusion of your magnum opus.m opus.
Swara Bhasker's open letter read: "I felt like a vagina. I felt reduced to a vagina-only.
I felt like all the 'minor' achievements that women and women's movements have made over the years — like the right to vote, the right to own property, the right to education, equal pay for equal work, maternity leave, the Vishakha judgement, the right to adopt children... All of it was pointless, because we were back to basics. We were back to the basic question — of right to life. Your film, it felt, had brought us back to that question from the Dark Ages — do women — widowed, raped, young, old, pregnant, pre-pubescent... do they have the right to live? (sic)"