Deepika to Swara: She probably missed the disclaimer at the beginning

Rani Padmavati aka Deepika Padukone has now replied to Swara Bhasker on her shocking open letter on Padmaavat film.

Deepika Padukone,Swara Bhasker Deepika to Swara: She probably missed the disclaimer at the beginning Source : Press

Swara Bhasker's open letter on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus film Padmaavat is creating a stir on the internet. While many of them agreed with Swara, the people who disagreed commented via various social media platforms.

Now the film's lead actress Deepika Padukone who played Rani Padmavati in the film has reacted and has something to say to Swara.

"She probably missed the disclaimer at the beginning of the film. You probably went out to buy some popcorn and missed the initial disclaimers that come out. I think, secondly, the fact that it is important to view a film in totality and to see in which period it was set in. Third of all, I think for me this film is not just about the act (jauhar) that they all committed, but it stood for so much more. For me, it's a celebration of women and their strength, power and dignity."

"I think people miss the fact that this film was set in an era- in the 12th and 13th century when rituals like this were practiced."

In an open letter, Swara said that "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."

While Shahid Kapoor found it odd, Ranveer Singh said that Swara liked his work in the film and even messaged him about the same.

Padmaavat is making good box-office collections and is garnering appreciations from every nook and corner.