The new darling of the left liberal brigade, Swara Bhasker exposed her own hypocritical stand on ‘freedom of speech and expression’ by forcing director Vivek Agnihotri, who criticized her stoic silence on the issue of a nun being raped by Christian pastors in Kerala.
It all started with an innocuous tweet from the director on the Kerala nun issue:-
Following the tweet, he attacked the ‘placard brigade’ of Bollywood of staying mum on this issue, exhorting Swara Bhasker to stand for the victim, with another tweet!
However, Swara Bhasker took this otherwise and not only lambasted Vivek Agnihotri for his tweet, but also alleged him of cyber bullying by labeling him a ‘prostitute’, though it was clearly evident that Vivek Agnihotri meant otherwise in his tweet. Yet, he was forced to delete his tweet, and the leftist media and intellectuals lost no time in making a villain out of him:-
Gloating on her so called victory, Swara Bhasker posted another tweet, labeling herself as a guardian of freedom of speech and expression as noted below:-
However, it was here that the director of movies like ‘Chocolate’, ‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’ etc. had had it enough. In his next tweet, he literally took Swara Bhasker and her liberal cabal to the cleaners, exposing her hypocritical stand on the issue of ‘freedom to dissent’:-
For those unaware, Swara Bhasker’s mother is Ira Bhasker, a professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is not only a known Marxist, but was also one of the few people behind the refusal to let the director screen his movie ‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’ at the JNU premises.
Interestingly, Vivek Agnihotri is one of the first few people who raised the issue of the growing menace of Urban Naxals, be it on Twitter or on Facebook, something that both Ira Bhasker and Swara Bhasker are quite uncomfortable in dealing with.
This is not the first time Swara Bhasker has been hypocritical on her stand of ‘freedom of speech and expression’. When the controversial flick ‘Padmaavat’ was released, Swara, who was a vocal supporter of the unhindered release of the movie, was ironically the first one to criticize it, ending with an atrocious statement of ‘feeling herself reduced to a vagina’. What’s worse, she even belittled the ‘jauhar’ episode, saying ‘There is a life after rape’, adding further insult for any rape victim around the world.
Met with criticism from all corners, it was in this very incident that Vivek Agnihotri called out her hypocrisy and suggested her to meet the real rape victims, especially the ones in the Naxal infested areas, with the following tweet:-
However, Swara got triggered and accused Vivek Agnihotri of suggesting her to be ‘raped’, in this atrocious tweet of hers:-
So this is not the first time Vivek Agnihotri was heckled by Swara Bhasker for her own deficiency of comprehension skills. Interestingly, Swara Bhasker, who is a known advocate of women empowerment, had no qualms in glorifying the lecherous stalking performed by the protagonist of the movie ‘Raanjhanaa’, calling it an ‘unapologetic celebration of crazy love.’
Also, Swara Bhasker is the last person on earth who has the moral authority to accuse anyone of cyber bullying. During the Kathua case, when people refused to accept the Hindu bashing and treat the case as open and shut, calling instead for a fair trial, Swara Bhasker not only mocked them, but also labeled them as ‘rape apologists.’ Incidentally, when noted columnist Shefali Vaidya exhorted people to stop following such people for their hypocritical stance, Swara Bhasker labeled her as a hate monger and rape apologist as well, as noted below. Freedom of speech and expression much?
Even her own mother Ira Bhasker isn’t far behind. She was one of the vocal dissenters against the idea of instituting an enquiry against the offenders of sexual harassment with college students, as published by one Raya Sarkar, while passively suggesting that the victims shouldn’t be taken seriously, since they might be lying for their own benefits.
As such, when Swara Bhasker rants on ‘cyber bullying by Vivek Agnihotri’, she is as genuine in her fight as Serena Williams was during the recently concluded US Open finals. Using the feminism tag and the victim card might work for once, maybe even twice, but not every time. We’re rather proud of Mr. Vivek Agnihotri for not buckling down to pressure and standing resolute to Swara’s hypocrisy, and we hope that truth ultimately prevails.