Mumbai, January 31 (KMW): Days after she criticised Sanjay Leela Bhansaliâ€™s magnum opusÂ Padmaavat, actor Swara Bhaskar has clarified that she intended to make her opinion a part of the larger debate thatâ€™s happening around the film, and the open letter didnâ€™t have any hidden agenda to fulfill.
In the letter released on a news website, Swara Bhaskar slammed Sanjay Leela Bhansali for apparently glorifying the practice of Jauhar (self-immolation), particularly criticising the dramatised way that the director shot the climax, where queen Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) is shown walking into the fire with hundreds of Rajput women as the Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) invades the Chittor fort.
While some agreed with and praised Swara for her take on the film, there are many who have criticised her for speaking against it openly. Swara clarified her stand to the media on Tuesday evening at the red carpet of NexBrandâ€™s Brand Vision Summit and Awards.
Swara Bhaskar said she put forward her point in the most respectful manner, without any bad intention behind it, and itâ€™s okay if people donâ€™t agree with her.
â€œEveryone has the right to critique and express their opinion. Like me, others also have the right to express their thoughts. I made a point. I said what I felt. I think I kept my point across in a very polite and respectful manner. I didnâ€™t have any bad intention or malice in my heart. I just had questions in my mind and I think they are quite valid. So, I asked them. If people donâ€™t agree with me, itâ€™s totally fine. Itâ€™s a democracy, so, itâ€™s good if people think there can be a difference of opinion. Debates and discussion should happen. This is the purpose of art. So, itâ€™s fine. I donâ€™t know why you all are so excited about this,â€ she said.