Considering the unrest this country is facing, what made you think celebrities would be spared the hate? Since Kareena Kapoor isn't on any social media websites, Swara Bhasker took the liberty to post a picture of Kareena on her accounts in support of the Kathua rape case.
However, what followed was a swarm of hate messages and comments questing Kareena's morals and ethics for marrying a Muslim man and naming her son Taimur. Here is one Twitter thread on which Swara replied.
She should be ashmed of the fact that despite being a Hindu is married to a Muslim. Has a child with him and named him Taimur, after a brutal Islamic barbarian.
Swara immediately rose in defence of her co-actor and friend, being brutally honest about her feelings.
You should be ashamed you exist. That God gave you a brain which you chose to fill with hate and a mouth you chose to spew filth from. You are a shame on India and Hindus. That shits like you feel emboldened to talk this crap publicly is this govt.’s legacy 🙏🏿 https://t.co/nmR5WIngBd
Another person, this time director and screenwriter, Vivek Agnihotri criticised the move and indulged in general whataboutery, trivialising the issue at hand and to ask actresses to stop acting in movies which portray them as sex objects. Mind you, this is coming from the director of Hate Story.
It’s good to see film heroines holding placards to make a point on #Kathua tragedy. I wish they also hold a placard against the sexual exploitation of women in Bollywood. I wish they also refuse to do roles that portray heroines only as sex objects and dumb bimbos. Can they?
We all need a friend like Swara - one who will stand up for the right thing, always! Swara and Kareena are all set to appear together in Veere Di Wedding, scheduled for release on 1st June and we just can't wait for this girl gang.
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