In an open letter published online, actress Swara Bhaskar has called director Sanjay Leela Bhansali out for the glorification of sati and jauhar in his directorial venture. Swara watched the movie “first day, first show”, and decided to share her concerns as it left her stunned. She said, she felt like a ‘Vagina Only’. The actress believes the film has brought up the question whether women widowed, raped, pregnant, young, old, pre-pubescent have the right to live.
The actress stressed, Women have the right to live, despite the death of their husbands.Women have the right to live – independent of whether men are living or not.
Women are not only walking talking vaginas. Yes, women have vaginas, but they have more to them as well. So their whole life need not be focused on the vagina, and controlling it, protecting it, maintaining its purity.
There is life outside the vagina, and so there can be life after rape. In general, there is more to life than the vagina.”