Deepika Padukone thinks Swara Bhaskar needs glasses
In some ways, this is what Deepika Padukone meant when she gave a fitting reply to Swara Bhaskar’s open letter (read: baseless rant) on that jauhar scene in ‘Padmaavat’. Gone are the days when Deepika would have gotten bitchy and told Swara to get a box of condoms! Obviously, we are making light of the situation, but when Deepika was asked about, it was clear that she thought Swara was trying to bask in the glory that this film has got. She was stealing their thunder and Deepika knew it.
Here’s what Deepika had to say when asked about Swara’s rants:
She probably missed the disclaimer at the beginning of the film. You probably went out to buy some popcorn and missed the initial disclaimers that come out. I think, secondly, the fact that it is important to view a film in totality and to see in which period it was set in. Third of all, I think for me this film is not just about the act (jauhar) that they all committed, but it stood for so much more. For me, it’s a celebration of women and their strength, power and dignity.
The fact that Deepika didn’t even bother to get diplomatic and be like, “Oh well, Swara is entitled to her opinion just like every other person, who thought I should be beheaded for playing Padmaavati!”. But she didn’t get diplomatic, which made us think that she was well-aware of the Sonam Kapoor connection that Swara always talks about. Speaking about the I-hate-Deepika-Padukone-club, look at one of Swara’s quotes we found, which was some time back:
First of all, why in the world would she think that? As if Deepu is sitting around analysing people’s level of success!
In our head, it sounded like Deepu was telling Swara to STFU and enjoy the film! And also, mind your own business.
Back to Swara, we wished we could have respected her a little for voicing her opinion like this, but we can’t. We’ll tell you why (by numbering our points):
- She could have waited to rant her opinions like this since the whole world and their aunties know the struggle that Bhansali and his crew went through to get this film released.
- She could have called him since she claims she knows him personally. If she didn’t have her number, she could have asked her bestie, Sonam.
- She belongs to the same industry as these people and as a sign of respect because of what the film had to go through, she could have spoken out about what she felt was wrong in her upcoming interviews with Rajeev Masand or Anupama Chopra or on some other platform. In other words, she could have spoken out after giving the film time to breath in theatres!
- A glance on her Twitter timeline and you will see how she is fanatically retweeting all those, who agree with her. This is a huge indication that she did this to gain attention and not to bring attention to what she was trying to blame SLB for.
- She’s calling everyone, who doesn’t agree with her as trolls. Is troll the new word used to describe people with common sense?
- She claimed that people are getting upset and mad at her open letter because she used the word “Vagina” many times. Maybe she did use this word to get people mad because if this is how she sees it, then we can all assume that Swara Bhaskar sees the world in a different light. For the record, no one cared about the number of times she used “Vagina” in her content. In fact, the men are pissed that not enough “Penis” was addressed in the Open Letter. Maybe time for another open letter, Swara. What say?
Point is, she wanted to vent out her anger at SLB, but the fact that she is still sitting on this, searching about positive responses to her open letter and then retweeting those responses and also retweeting responses to her pretty much shows what her true intentions are. It’s sad that she had to resort to this to be noticed. She should have employed the same tactic to promote her films. At least, people would have appreciated it then! Now, all she has become is a publicity hungry actress!
On a lighter note, while viewing one of her videos, we found this video being advertised on youtube:
Very honestly, tell us you didn’t think what we thought when we saw the headline and the accompanying photo? Speaking of Bollywood‘s Ultimate Godfather, why didn’t Swara blast him when he compared himself to a raped woman? All those rape examples she used in her open letter to SLB would have been fitting to be used in this context as a reply to him.