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Actress, Swara Bhaskar is known for being a feminist and she have always come across as a very upfront person. When it comes to giving opinions about matters, she has been subject many trolls in the past. Even in her role in ‘Veere di Wedding’, she was trolled for the masturbation scene, people bashed her brutally. In such issues of the being part of the industry, she speaks in a candid interview of why Bollywood is hesitant on having a #metoo movement.
Swara says “I think what happened in Hollywood is, that when American society and media became more sympathetic to women survivors and victims of these kinds of stories, and public discourse was more receptive to these stories, that women started speaking up.”
Further she speaks on length about how it is insensitive to ask a survivor to forcefully tell their story, “I don’t know if I want to tell a survivor that you come and tell your story, and then get trolled and have channels that will put mics in your face and ask you really insensitive questions. I don’t know if I should bring a survivor and put them through that again without being able to guarantee that there are enough of us with you and will stand by you publicly. But I think that is happening.”
She then praised the Malayalam industry by saying “The Malayalam film industry is doing some very interesting stuff. There are a bunch of actresses who have gotten together (Women in Cinema Collective) and some of them just resigned from AMMA (Association of Malayalam Movie Artists), protesting their misogyny.”
Author: Srinanti Bagchi
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