Bollywood Film Sparks Outrage Among Netizens Over Female Masturbation Scene
By Izza Sofia, 11 Jun 2018
A Bollywood actress has received multiple online abuse over a masturbation scene in a film.
The film titled Veere Di Wedding, is said to be India’s answer to Hollywood’s Sex and the City, and has caused a stir among netizens. The movie touches sensitive topics like female sexuality which is a taboo subject in conservative India.
The movie is proving to be a hit among its citizens, raking up US$7.8 million since its release on 1 June, according to Box Office India. The film stars Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania and it addresses topics like sex, love and marriage.
One scene shows a husband walking into his wife, who is played by Swara Bhaskar, masturbating with a vibrator. Though Bhasker received multiple negative comments by angry netizens, she defended her role.
Bhaskar told The Guardian that she is anticipating for some backlash due to the silent culture India has around “female desire and sexuality.” This movie is the first time Hindi cinema is magnifying the fact that women do actually pleasure themselves.
Bhaskar added that she is more shocked over the negative feedback she received over scenes showing women smoking, cursing and drinking. She said that women too unwind, just like men.
The film aims to push boundaries and break other cultural taboos in India.
Watched the Swara Bhaskar masturbation scene.Epic Fail.Vagina Ji needs to visit Sunny Leone Ji to learn how it's done the right way.— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) June 3, 2018
Acting: 0/5 for NOT even being able to Fake an Orgasm😂
p.s. Bai se Babe wale scene karaogey toh yahi hoga#VeereDiWedding#VeereDiWeddingReview
Hey @ReallySwara— Dr. Gill (@ikpsgill1) June 2, 2018
I watched #VeereDiWedding with my grandfather. I don't know how he fealt when that masturabation scene came on screen. As we came out of the theater my grandfather said "chal ek baar aur chalte hain" 😂#VeereDiWedding
Went to watch #VeeraDiWedding with my grandmother, she had no problem with the movie content because it was so boring that she fell asleep 10 minutes after the movie started.— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) June 3, 2018
Senior, trust me my sister and her friends went to #VeereDiWedding and later felt sorry for choosing this movie. Worst side of feminism has shown in this movie. @ReallySwara @sonamakapoor you are worst actor ever.— Cocktail (@kanjoos_baniya) June 4, 2018
Hope all the pseudo liberals don’t start masturbating in public to show their support for #VeereDiWedding— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) June 2, 2018
[via The Guardian, opening image via Veere Di Wedding]
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