‘Veere Di Wedding‘ has been quite a success at the box office. The female friendships oriented film starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania has turned out to be one of the most controversial films this year, thanks to Swara Bhasker‘s masturbation scene in the second half of the movie. The actress was the target of trolls when her bold scene was too controversial for Indian audience and created a storm.
Nevertheless, the film did gross 75 crores globally, and neared the 50-crore mark on Indian soil despite being so bold!
There’s no doubt that Swara Bhasker’s masturbation scene was the major turning point as the film got banned in Pakistan – but not before Swara made “insensitive” comments about the Islamic country.
Even Pakistani actresses like Urwa Hocane condemned Swara Bhasker’s remarks about calling Pakistan a “failed state” and tweeted about it:
— URWA HOCANE (@VJURWA) June 2, 2018
After this infamous controversy, her fellow ‘Veere Di Wedding’ costar and BFF Sonam Kapoor cleared the air in a recent media interaction:
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) June 5, 2018
Swara Bhasker’s masturbation scene was retweeted several times on social media when she got trolled and the actress ridiculed the “paid trolls” in this post:
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Looks like a certain IT cell sponsored the tickets- or definitely the tweets !!!! 🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️😆😆😆😆 https://t.co/KIUqMoOLRG
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 2, 2018
Not just Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker’s masturbation scene was liked by ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi‘ actor Rajkumar Rao. This is what he said after watching the “fun” movie:
Saw #VeereDeWedding. Thoroughly enjoyed this fun roller coaster ride. Deserves all the luv & adulation it’s been getting. More power to all you Veeres. Congratulations @AnilKapoor @ektaravikapoor @sonamakapoor #Kareena #Rhea @ReallySwara @ShikhaTalsania #ShashankaGhosh.
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) June 3, 2018
Sumeet Vyas played Kareena Kapoor Khan’s husband in ‘Veere Di Wedding‘. His performance was highly impressive in this female-dominated film.
Although the theatre actor shared screen presence with A-listers like Sonam and Kareena for the first time, but he has some very clear views about Swara’s controversial scene!
When asked about Swara Bhaskar’s masturbation scene, Summet Vyas said:
“It was essentially showing the back story of Swara’s character. She was not happy in her marriage and had no chemistry with her husband. It would be perfectly normal if a man featured in that scene. But, as it is a woman, it became a problem.”
Sumeet Vyas, who is working with Swara Bhasker in the second season of the web series titled ‘It’s Not That Simple’, added further:
“What we saw was what a normal human being would do but because it was a woman, it looked like a bold move. But, invariably, it became a statement. It became a big deal.”
According to him, Swara Bhasker’s masturbation scene was in sync with her “bold” character and it’s normal thing as women have the “right to pleasure”.
Actor Sumeet Vyas is working with Swara in the web series along with Purab Kohli. He will also be seen with Swara in Gaurav S Sinha’s debut movie called ‘Aapkey Kamrey Mein Koi Rehta Hai‘. It co-stars Ashish Verma of Gurgaon-fame.