BOLLYWOOD Actress Sonam Kapoor dealt with trolls like a boss after her latest film Veere Di Wedding was reduced to a controversial masturbation scene (featuring Swara Bhasker) on social media. Why does Sonam think that happened? She told Firstpost in a lengthy interview: “Because of insecurity?” Sonam Kapoor, who is not the one to mince her words, elaborated: “Insecurity because we’ve broken the glass ceiling, we are not showcasing what they think is the abla naari, the correct Hindu woman, the one who needs to be rescued.
It’s a misogynistic society so it’s like when bullies understand they have no real power. Anything that’s uninhibited is a show of strength. And certain people don’t like that show of strength because you’re standing up to the bully in a way.”
“It’s empowering when a woman has control of her sexuality and doesn’t at that point need a man for that. Some men are not okay with that,” Sonam added.
Swara Bhaker, who faced severe backlash for the masturbation scene in Veere Di Wedding told news agency PTI that said she had ‘expected to be trolled.’ She said: “There is an inherent shock value to the scene. There are people in our society who slut shame.”