Now, Vivek accuses Swara of curbing his freedom of expression
Director Vivek Agnihotri, who briefly got his Twitter account locked because of Swara Bhasker's complaint, has now accused her of curbing his freedom of expression. Notably, Vivek was forced to delete one his tweets against Swara, after the actress had reported his account to Twitter. Expressing his distress, Vivek tweeted that this has given him a strong motivation to defeat the 'Urban Naxals'.
Vivek further mentioned that with her act, Swara has rejuvenated their fight which was once started by her mother. Swara's mother Ira Bhasker had, reportedly, stopped the screening of Vivek's movie 'Buddha In A Traffic Jam' at JNU in 2016. Earlier, Vivek had also gotten into a war of words with Swara because of her open-letter after 'Padmaavat' and called her a 'fake feminist'.
Dear @ReallySwara, thnx for curbing my FoE. Very liberal,indeed. It’s given me strong motivation made me more determined to defeat India’s enemies- #UrbanNaxals. Last time it was your mother who stopped my film at JNU. And you know what happened. Thnx for rejuvenating our fight https://t.co/Fh44wexuso— Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) September 11, 2018
For the uninitiated, the Twitter rant between Swara and Vivek sparked after the actress condemned Kerala MLA PC George's nasty statement against a nun who was allegedly raped. She took it to Twitter to express her views after the MLA likened nun to a prostitute. The actress wrote, "Absolutely shameful and disgusting!!!! Scum present across political spectrums and religious divides in India. Literally nauseating".
Absolutely shameful and disgusting!!!! Scum present across political spectrums and religious divides in India. Literally nauseating! https://t.co/zb8NkUaW5x— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 9, 2018
Vivek, later, replied to Swara's tweet in reference to the popular #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. His reply left Swara fuming and she reported to Twitter about Vivek's derogatory tweet. Vivek was later forced to delete his problematic tweet. But given Vivek's recent response it looks like this war of words will not be subsiding anytime soon.