The women-centric film Veere Di Wedding is having a dream run at the box-office. Meanwhile, Swara Bhasker has been the subject of trolls over her masturbation scene which some found it inappropriate. Though Swara hit back at trolls and her bestie Sonam Kapoor also supported her, and when her mother Ira Bhasker was asked about it, she rather gave an answer in a broadway.
Veere Di Wedding: Swara Bhasker’s Mother About Her Daughter Masturbation Scene
“Let me begin by saying that sexuality per se in Indian cinema is not a subject that has been directly expressed. At the same time, historically, our cinema is unique in the sense that it has developed, over the years, a very complex and refined idiom on eroticism. And that idiom is the song,” Ira said.
“A lot of things that can’t be addressed directly can be addressed through the song. Be it the Hindi film song, or the Bengali film song. Malayalam or Tamil. You don’t find this anywhere else—as a fundamental and defining feature of the form itself. A lot of the articulation was done through song. Emotional articulation. Articulation of what is tabooed. Sexuality and eroticism,” she added.
Swara’s mother holds a Ph.D degree from the Tisch School of Arts in New York. Currently, she teaches cinema at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University.