Swara Bhasker in her last outing, Veere Di Wedding, has got mixed reactions but one of her scenes in which she is seen masturbating has caught all the attention. She played the role of Sakshi Soni, who has a bold character in the movie. Swara Bhaskar has been facing the wrath of many for playing the character.
Her co-star Sonam Kapoor came out in support of the actress. Backing up Swara, she said, “I think people just like to troll her because she has an opinion and a point of view and I guess that shows how much they love her because the other side of hate is always love, so Swara you have a lot of lovers!”
After Sonam Kapoor, Swara’s mother Ira Bhasker indirectly commented on the sexual connotations on PinkVilla. She said, “Let me begin by saying that sexuality per se in Indian cinema is not a subject that has been directly expressed. At the same time, historically, our cinema is unique in the sense that it has developed, over the years, a very complex and refined idiom on eroticism. And that idiom is the song.”
She also added that “a lot of things that can’t be addressed directly can be addressed through the song. Be it the Hindi film song, or the Bengali film song. Malayalam or Tamil. You don’t find this anywhere else—as a fundamental and defining feature of the form itself”.
“Just think of Mughal-e-Azam: in that song Jogan Ban Chali, that word jogan actually is Meera—the one who has renounced the world for her lover. So this completes dedication to the object of your passion. What is that but female desire?” she said.
“These films didn’t have direct representation of sexual act or the act of lovemaking. Mahesh Bhatt has said that the most erotic sequence in Indian cinema is that of Dilip Kumar stroking Madhubala’s face in close up in Mughal-e-Azam,” said Ira Bhasker.
Also, Pakistani actress Urwa Hocane immediately schooled the actress over her flipping statements that she made in a gap of few years about Pakistan.