Swara Bhasker, who never shies away from commenting on issues concerning women and portraying herself as a righteous feminist, is now facing the wrath of netizens for all wrong reasons, thanks to her new web series Rasbhari.
The unhappy audience took to social media to criticize the show's allegedly irresponsible and vulgar content and questioned the actor's stance on feminism.
Rasbhari, which started streaming on Amazon Prime Video on Thursday, tells the story of Shanu (Swara), an English teacher in Meerut, fantasized by her students, their parents, and almost every man in the town.
The show has been written by Shantanu Shrivastava and directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt. It also features Ayushmaan Saxena, Pradyuman Singh, Neelu Kohli, and Chitranjan Tripathi.
Reacting to Joshi's criticism, Swara said that he misunderstood the scene.
The actor explained, "It is the exact opposite of how you have perceived it. The small girl is dancing on her own wish and her father is embarrassed. The dance is not shameful. The girl is just dancing, she doesn't know that society will sexualize her. This is what the scene shows (sic)."