The much-discussed and dissented masturbation scene of Swara Bhasker from Veere Di Wedding still continues to be a topic of debate. Some people think it was quite progressive of the makers to have the courage to show such a scene; many were of the opinions that it was nothing but an in-your-face attempt to appear bold and brave.
Now, filmmaker Karan Johar has given his opinion on the same, given that the protagonist of his upcoming anthology, Lust Stories, also has a similar scene. A scene where she can be seen reveling in sexual gratification. The director said, “I think a conversation is always great. There was a lot of criticism we got for Dostana because of the stereotypical nature of certain representations and I do believe that a lot of criticism was justified. There was a certain kind of representation that was typical. But the fact is that it started a conversation, the issue became dining table conversation in parts of the country that are unaware of the concept of homosexuality. It was a conversation starter. Similarly, the much talked about masturbation scene in VDW has opened up a forum of conversation. There are all kinds, of course, like trolls,bad,ridiculous views, and some completely regressive perspectives but the fact is that suddenly we are talking about masturbation and let’s say that that’s a great thing. So for people out there who feel the concept only is blasphemous now are suddenly talking about it through a mainstream film. More power to those girls who accepted the roles and more power to the filmmaker who made this film. We are talking about this in an open forum suddenly.”
Do you agree with him? Well, even this comment is likely to receive mixed response on social media!
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