Reasons for attacking the Swara are “lame” and “warped”: Tillotama Shome

Vastavam web: Actor Tillotama Shome says people may not agree with Swara Bhasker’s opinion on “Padmaavat” but their reasons for attacking the actor are “lame” and “warped”.”Swara has the right to express herself in what she felt in watching a film. It could be this film or any other one for that matter. It could be another woman or even a man who felt that the representation of a certain character was reductive,” Tillotama told PTI on the sidelines of the day two of the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort.

Swara had criticised director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the “glorifying” the now-banned archaic jauhar practice in an open letter, for which she is receiving a lot of flak on the social media.In her letter, Swara had said that she “felt being reduced to a vagina – only” after watching the period drama.”We need to have a sense of inclusion and an expansive sense of self that is not so gendered,” she said.Shome walked the ramp as a showstopper for Kolkata-based Shantanu of label Maku.She delivered a powerful monologue about how people let life pass by in the hurry of running ahead – to present the ‘In Transit’ collection made from Khadi Jamdani with indigo dyes.