Swara Bhasker: Our society is very hypocritical when it comes to standards for men and women

Swara Bhasker talks about receiving backlash from social media

Swara Bhasker Swara Bhasker: Our society is very hypocritical when it comes to standards for men and women Source : Press

Swara Bhasker's recent release Veere Di Wedding has garnered decent box office numbers. The film received applause and flak from critics and audience. Many people even trolled the actresses for being bold in the film. Swara Bhasker is one of the actresses who got trolled for the masturbation scene in the film. The actress received backlash on social media.


While talking to a leading Indian daily, the actress said that she was aware about the fact that she would get trolled. Swara said, "Yes, I did anticipate the hate that has come my way but I don't think you should care about that as an actor and an artiste. I don't think you should care about what the (audience) reaction would be while performing as it is distractive, unhelpful and creates a fear that doesn't help in the performance anyway."


Adding further, the actress said, "Our society is very hypocritical when it comes to standards for men and women. It is completely okay for men to do whatever they want. You can show men doing anything on screen. But for women, it becomes ‘oh bold', ‘oh controversial', ‘oh shocking.' So, I knew I would be trolled."


The actress went on to say, "What would you say to trolls who think it is wrong for a woman to masturbate or who chose to slut shame actors who show the act of masturbation on screen. I think it shows their mentality which is narrow-minded and low. In any case, trolling is you hiding behind the anonymity of your Twitter name being abusive or shaming people who you would not meet in life and even if you do, you would take a selfie. So frankly, I don't have time to think about them."