Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor has clarified that she came out in support of actor Swara Bhasker for her sexually explicit scene in the film Veere Di Wedding and not for her comments on Pakistan.
Taking to Twitter, Sonam said that defending Swara has nothing to do with her comments on Pakistan.
“My defence of her has nothing to do with her comments on Pakistan! Get your fact rights and stop trying to spread mischief and hate! #aproudworldcitizen #feminist #liberal, Sonam tweeted.
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) June 5, 2018
Earlier Sonam had said, “I think people just like to troll her because she has an opinion and a point of view and I guess that shows how much they love her because the other side of hate is always love, so Swara you have a lot of lovers!”
Swara had received a lot of backlash when her comments on Pakistan went viral. She referred to Pakistan as a non-secular and failing state after it banned Veere Di Wedding. Moreso, Swara also came under fire for being part of an overtly sexual scene in the film.
“They’re (Pakistan) a non-secular state. I’m not surprised at all. Why should we hold up Pakistan, which is a failing state – I don’t understand why we keep taking pleasure and feeling a sense of self-worth from all the silly things that happen in Pakistan,” Swara had said in an interview.
Veere Di Wedding, which also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shikha Talsania released on June 1. It was banned in Pakistan for its objectionable content and vulgar language.