Taapsee Pannu on Padmaavat: Just because Swara Bhaskar & I are feminists doesn’t mean we have the same take

After a lot of protests and controversies, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus starring Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone has finally hit the screens. Recently, Swara Bhaskar wrote an open letter which stirred controversy. During an event, Taapsee Pannu was asked to react to it.
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After a lot of protests and controversies, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus starring Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone has finally hit the screens. It all started when the members of Karni Sena had an issue with a dream sequence between Alauddin Khilji aka Ranveer and Rani Padmavati aka Deepika. 
 
Recently, Swara Bhaskar wrote an open letter - "Yes, women have vaginas, but they have more to them as well. So their whole life need not be focused on the vagina, and controlling it, protecting it, maintaining its purity. (Maybe in the 13th century that was the case, but in the 21st century we do not need to subscribe to these limiting ideas. We certainly do not need to glorify them.)."
 
On the sidelines of Lakme Fashion Week, Taapsee Pannu, who has always voiced her opinion and is also a feminist, was asked about her take on Swara's letter. She said, "I think everyone has a right to their opinion. I, however, don’t agree with Swara. Just because we both are feminists doesn’t mean we have the same take."
 
The actor added every movie does not need to be analyzed under a microscope. "I see films as films. I don’t bifurcate too much. Not every film should be seen that way. They were just trying to show what really happened. It’s not about what one should do. We should try to distinguish between the two," Taapsee said. 
 
On the work front, the actor will start shooting for Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyan in mid-February, in which she stars opposite Vicky Kaushal. 

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FINALLY someone said it rightfully!!! View it as it is, why dissecting too much, is right!

Exactly.
Swara's premise for criticism was that Bhansali should have made a comment about the "wrongness" of Jauhar or Sati instead of showing it in glory. But then when censor board asks filmmakers to put disclaimers against smoking and drinking, the film industry says that this is an infringement on their art. So you can't have it both ways.
One of the other complaints filmmakers have is that movies should not have to bear the responsibility of making moral statements or educating people.
I agree with this view. Movies should be treated as movies, period. They can be criticized for their entertainment value. But that's it.

Now learn Swara from someone sensible.

Now she is a celebrity also a brilliant actor. I agree with her

As a fellow feminist I think more as Taapsee does. We must also allow freedom in art and not everything has to be over analyzed that just sounds exhausting. In a world where everyone is overtly sensitive about some issue or another there's no need to focus on movies, which at the end of the day is up to an individual whether to watch it or not.

As a fellow feminist I think more as Taapsee does. We must also allow freedom in art and not everything has to be over analyzed that just sounds exhausting. In a world where everyone is overtly sensitive about some issue or another there's no need to focus on movies, which at the end of the day is up to an individual whether to watch it or not.

So correct.

That's right, they did show what happened but the treatment and interpretation of the whole event by Mr.Bhansali could've been better, it certainly did not warrant any glorification. My two cents

Exactly!!! Glad someone finally explained it well.

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