Bollywood actor Swara Bhaskar, who stoked controversy with her open letter to Sanjay Leela Bhansali in which she said that she felt "reduced to vagina" after watching his "Padmaavat", says that she still stands by what she said.
"Everything is in my letter. I stand 100% with what I said," said Swara on the final day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2018.
Swara's critique of "Padmaavat" as a movie that glorifies 'Sati' and 'Jauhar' sparked a war of words, with celebrities like Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Vivek Agnihotri and Raveena Tandon slamming her.
Swara was seen walking the ramp for designer label Crow on LFW 2018 finale.
‘Padmaavat’ may have led to a furious debate on whether the film is misogynistic and glorifies Jauhar but Deepika Padukone says it has been an empowering experience to be a woman fronting an expensive Indian film. The success of the film will, hopefully, open doors for more such films, the actor said.
The film faced many hurdles in its journey to the screen and Deepika was targeted by fringe groups along with Bhansali. ‘Padmaavat’ finally released on January 25 following a massive controversy over its portrayal of "Rajput pride".