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This is coming from a non Sanjay Leela Bhansali fan, non Ranveer Singh fan though I am always stunned by his energy and semi Deepika Padukone fan. Not a ‘he or ‘she’, I m a human.

(I am a Shahid Kapoor fan for sure)

Let’s get started.

  1. You can’t be rude to make a point. You certainly can’t use respectable words like ‘Sir’ and ‘Madam’ along with unsatisfactory words. Its like, you are a moron Sir. Now where would one’s focus go?
  2. Wait, Vagina isn’t an unsatisfactory word for me. But if you use without any logic, then it becomes.

I am a woman, I have a vagina. This makes sense. I am a woman, I have a vagina, hence I got offended by a movie. This doesn’t. Just say you didn’t like the movie.

  1. Open letters are duh. You guys are one big industry/family and since Swara says she has worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, why not just tell him your issues in person, why would you want the world to know your opinion and vocabulary? If you still didn’t agree with his verse and vision, why not THEN write an open letter?
  2. Had Swara been given Aditi Rao Hydari’s role, she would have written the same letter?
  3. Not the film, but the open letter made me more offended.
  4. All those in favor of the open letter can discontinue reading now haha. Or just continue, I won’t be that rude and intolerant.
  5. So, no one is denied anything, no one is denied the right to live, men or women, why do people keep stretching over men and women again and again. In an educated world, we are all humans, stressing again and again over a point, stressing again and again over women issues is like reassuring oneself. Bhai. I’m a human. And I have all the rights. Period.

Can we please stop saying and writing woman/women everywhere?

  1. Talking walking vaginas, its pious and pure, a new being is brought into life from it. Fine enough if you are offended and fine enough if you didn’t like a film. Stick to that. Don’t go vaginas and rapes. If you want to stop rape, do something about it, else keep quiet.

And when you don’t know what its like to be enslaved to a monster like Khilji or xyz, don’t just say that.

  1. For god’s sake, it’s just a film. So was Gadar – Ek Prem Katha. The latter too showed some ill events that happened during Partition. And Padmaavat showed some from 13th century. Jauhar and Sati aren’t glorified, they are shown in a way they were adopted by women then. Simple. And it’s a history fiction, nobody knows what happened when. It just different and endless writings. So why the debate?

Lastly, the only meaningful thing and good point in the loooong letter was when Sware mentioned that the director could have offered some sort of a critique of Sati and Jauhar in the film.

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