So, as expected Deepika you have blamed the director of ‘My Choice’ video for the controversial words in the video that had so far earned more flak than any accolades. Yeah, men are always there to put every blame on and probably men like Homi deserved it, who knows?
You claimed in the above report that you didn’t agree to a few lines in the script but also didn’t want to interfere with Homi’s creativity.
Creativity? Really!! Are women’s rights or social issues creative issues or you are saying there need to be new inequalities discovered in order to create new craze for equality, without really meaning anything? That is my dear little and immature brains- is creating a gender war in purest form.
Also, if Homi has actually forced his creativity on you, I wonder when did men start telling women what to demand their empowerment. Isn’t it clearly a chauvinistic idea that Homi has forced on you? Moreover, why did you have to accept HIS choice as yours?
I am also wondering, from when did actors and especially superstars like you started agreeing to everything that a director or the scriptwriter says. It is a known fact in the industry that stars change scripts when they feel like and many directors get no CHOICE but to agree to those changes. In case of ‘My Choice,’ it is highly unlikely that a superstar like you would have just followed a lesser known director’s choices.
Homi, you have also come out in the open bashing the audience who criticized the video and referred to them (I am one of those who has written against it) as narrow minded and averse to women equality, as you clarified that the 2.5 minute ‘My Choice’ video can’t take care of a complex issue like equality. Really Homi? If it can’t then why was it needed to be published under #VogueEmpower? If it was not aimed at addressing the issue of Women empowerment then why did you have to talk about women’s sexual choices alone? Why didn’t you talk about cooking or taking care of a family as their choice? If sex outside marriage or giving birth to fatherless babies are women’s choices then they can have much better choices respecting men as well. No?. Nah..These are too old-fashioned ideas, right?
Now Deepika and Homi, as a staunch critic of feminism and your video, too; I probably fall in your category of regressively sexist, but I fail to understand why Deepika has said that she wanted to address a global issue of women empowerment when Homi, you said, words or actions spoken in the video were merely a list of women’s choices. Oh really, if it had nothing to do with women empowerment then why did Deepika, you had to say this in another interview?
What do you really mean by addressing women empowerment and not really advocating that people to follow what you have said? Also, the need of accepting the consequences for all choices one makes comes now in your defense but why was your video silent about that?
By speaking out, you have made it clear to everyone that when the video bounced badly on social media immediately it became a casual video without any real message. Oh, wait! But Deepika said she wanted to address a global equality issue right?
We see the same thing portrayed in Deepika’s latest movie Piku as well. Have sex when needed to show independent empowered woman. These are the women who call men as rapists or ask for child support or maintenance as per their convenience. Favorable consequences for any woman right? Or it was probably another conspiracy of the Male director and scriptwriter (or cameraman or liftman, or security guard of the studio) of Piku?
And Homi, if you are so bothered about women’s choices, will you send your wife to other men for enjoying her sexual choice? Probably you wouldn’t, right?
Even if you do, (I hardly have any faith in your moral values at this moment) a regressively sexist person like me will not. Because for me first thing valued in a relation is trust and when that breaks there remains nothing.
So dear Bollywood players, keep your crooked ideas of equality to yourselves. You do not have to force them on common Indians, they are happy with the choices they have or probably they don’t. Because, India has worse issues like hunger, unemployment or homelessness rather than sexual oppression. Your promotion of such crooked ideas will only aggravate our real problems, break our families and will create bastard children rather than empowering anyone. The moment we all start talking about our selfish individual choices, the social fabric will break. Probably your little brains will not understand this. But it will be better if you stick to what you do best – acting, rather than what you don’t know or care nothing about.