‘Women do curse, drink and are sexually active’: Sonam Kapoor on ‘Veere…’ controversy

New Delhi: Actors Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania are on a promotional spree for their upcoming film, ‘Veere Di Wedding’. They talked to Film Companion about feminism, the film’s message and women empowerment.

The film’s trailer shows the four friends cussing all the way, swearing and pulling each other’s legs. Sonam said in an interview, “I don’t think this question would be posed to men that you are drinking, smoking and abusing or sexually active, does this make you less of a man?” when asked if the film is expressing women empowerment to behaving like a man, reports an online Bollywood news portal.

She also added, “Just because people saw four girls who are in a certain urban setting being realistic to what young urban working women, what their lifestyle is… a lot of us who come from this background, we do curse, we do drink. And we are sexually active. We are not sitting waiting till we get married.”

Swara Bhasker also said, “Just because we are showing that on screen why is that becoming an issue? When we allow our male characters to be as close to reality as possible, why can’t we let our women have that?”

Sonam also talked about films like ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ and how misogynistic it was. “People have celebrated that film and nobody has once said that don’t you think you are being a little misogynistic by talking about how women are a certain way and how men are looked at as commitment phobic and women are desperate to get married?,” she said.