Last Sunday, Twitter was abuzz with Deepika Padukone’s retort to a TOI story which many found distasteful. The story, which was about her cleavage, was panned by people for being objectifying women and being regressive.
While TOI received a lot of backlash, some people also pointed fingers at Bollywood’s holier-than-thou attitude in talking against objectification of women.
In an attempt to clear the air between “REEL life” and “REAL life, Deepika Padukone has published a long update on Facebook where she tells how her on-screen depiction should be treated differently from her off-screen persona:
In all this, it’s amazing how social media has empowered everyone to share their views. Gone are the days when celebs had to convene press conferences to share their views. With platforms like Facebook & Twitter in hand, they are now more conversant and forthcoming.