The aftermath to what seemed a trivial issue to some has come down to thoughtful tweets and full blown blogs. A day after a column was written and marketed in Times Of India, the leading daily whose online entertainment portal had reframed an year-old story into a demeaning piece of news tilted “OMG! Deepika’s Cleavage Show”, Deepika Padukone has penned down her thoughts and made her ‘point of view’ clear to people, who accused her series of tweets to the portal to be a well timed stunt.
In her counter attack, she specifies how she is ‘not naive’ about her job of ‘acting’ and how it ‘requires lots of demanding things of’ her.
Deepika Padukone also hits out at the entertainment media for disgracing the dignity of women at times. If an actress does a faux-pas at her dressing, she doesn’t do it willingly. She doesn’t relish in being the mocking point of the people, confers Deepika.
Deepika also opines that in the contemporary times, when we are striving so hard for women empowerment, the media should be more responsible towards them. She raises a point against the objectification of a real person. “It’s not about my own body or a man’s anatomy, it’s against an ideology that such regressive tactics are still being employed to draw a reader’s attention at a time when we are striving for women’s equality and empowerment,” she writes.
Deepika, through her blog, brings forth the issue that plagues, in a certain way, the India of today and particularly the women. Whether we want to have an attitude shift or not is completely our choice, but the actress, definitely, shows some light to the wanton spectators of this objectification.
This might be Deepika’s final word on this issue as she doesn’t want it to get undue attention, more than it deserves. She signs off her opinion piece titled – My Point of View – by asking everybody to “show love, dignity and respect to each other”.
She quotes, “For me this topic ends here.Everyone is entitled to an opinion.I have little interest to take this further as it might get more attention than it deserves and might be further misconstrued and twisted to sell more undeserved headlines.
Having said that,please may we show love, dignity and respect to each other.”
Read her full blog here: