Ever since the movie Veerey Di Wedding has hit the silver screen, it has been at the receiving end of trolls. While the Kareena Kapoor starer broke many stereotypes through its content and obscenity, there were more factors which made it unpopular on social media. One such factor is actress Swara Bhaskar’s comments and characterisation.
Swara Bhaskar’s character was totally different from Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Shikha Talsania in the film. She not only smoked cigarettes but was a confirmed alcoholic in the film – breaking away from typical norms.
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This ‘Veera‘ gave the audiences a first-look into ‘female orgasms’ and her masturbation scene in the film was too much to handle for the Indian audiences.
The movie got banned in Pakistan due to its ‘vulgar’ content. But it was Swara Bhaskar’s comments about branding Pakistan a “failed country” in her interview with film critic Rajeev Masand that stormed the internet.
Calling Pakistan a ‘failed state’ and run by ‘Sharia law’, Swara Bhaskar’s comment prompted Pakistani artists like Urwa Hocane to react immediately.
Pakistan is the country that you @ReallySwara referred to,in 2015, as the “Best country you have ever visited” and it has only gotten better in the last few years in every aspect along with when it comes to having bigger hearts and welcoming our guests . 1/3
— URWA HOCANE (@VJURWA) June 2, 2018
Urwa reminded Swara of her interview on a Pakistani channel in 2015 where she expressed her liking for the neighbouring country. This is her responce:
— URWA HOCANE (@VJURWA) 2 June 2018
As criticism mounted after Swara Bhaskar‘s comments, she tried to justify her insensitive comments to an Indian journalist by saying that she still had goodwill for Pakistan:
Thanks Anshul! there should we a distinction between States/ govts of a country & the people of that country. My regard for & goodwill towards the people of #Pakistan remains unchanged. Some of my closest friends are Pakistani. Lahore remains one of my soul cities. ❤️❤️💕💕 https://t.co/JHImDSnwKU
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 4, 2018
Realising the situation was getting out of hand, the actress posted this tweet in response of the severe backlash and tried to take it in her stride:
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 3, 2018
As if Swara Bhaskar’s comments didn’t stir enough controversy for her, she posted another weird comment and called it “wishing peace and love between the two countries”:
🙈🙈🙈🙈 Dushman ka dushman Dost!!! I’m totally okay with with being the dushman in this case if it brings some dosti to us bickering neighbours 🙂 🙂 Peace and love guys! ❤️ https://t.co/Fz82K6Wj9b
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 3, 2018
Swara Bhasker’s comments messed things up for her when people couldn’t take her stupidity no longer and dampened her unflattering post with these reactions on social media:
“Dushman ka Dushman” are you really in your senses? Why are you making it even more embarrassing for yourself?
— Haider Ahad (@MantoQureshi) 3 June 2018
Hmmm witty reply or you could just be a bit mature about it and apologize to our neighbours for the insensitive statement you made about them.. not too much to do. If I were your PR manager I would definitely reccomend an apology as the best way to go about it. @MediaRaindrop
— shrutivellody (@shrutivellody) 3 June 2018
@ReallySwara Get lost from our India too. We don’t need any citizen who is ashamed to be an Indian. 🇮🇳
— Neha Pandey (@NamoNeha) 4 June 2018
Ahh tough time babe. It’s ok. We know nobody loves you. You have been disowned by both countries. We shall pass you to Bangladesh, There are already 100s of rivers. You can cry one more @Saffronnation @RathiSumant pic.twitter.com/KfujogtJAh
— Rocket’s Groot (@I_Am_Grootttttt) 3 June 2018
Guys go easy on @ReallySwara , the poor girl hardly gets a film as a sidekick (Only because she will be used for making adult jokes, which no other girl with honor will do) and that too get banned, becahri ki rozi roti ka sawal hai
— Yusafzai (@virtualkhan) 3 June 2018
And this was the final straw for Swara:
You haven’t learnt anything yet, swara bhaskar ab bas kar.
— Aleezaa (@MasoodAleeza) 4 June 2018