Few days back, Sonam Kapoor, who visited a theatre in Delhi to meet and greet fans, was asked about Swara Bhasker being trolled for her masturbation scene in the film. The actress, defending Swara, said, “I think people just like to troll her because she has an opinion and a point of view and I guess that shows how much they love her because the other side of hate is always love, so Swara you have a lot of lovers!.”
Later, a Pakistan based magazine tweeted about her quote and projected it in a different light. They wrote, “After the backlash that #swarabhaskar received regarding her remarks about Pakistan, #sonamkapoor added, "I think people like to troll her because she has an opinion and point of view, and I guess that shows his much they love her because the other side of hate is always love.”
Sonam, who got ticked off by this, took to Twitter to clarify her stand and wrote, “My defence of her has nothing to do with her comments on Pakistan! Get your fact right and stop trying to spread mischief and hate! ❤️✌️ #aproudworldcitizen #feminist #liberal”
Talking about the controversy, it all of this started, after the video of an interview went viral on social media, in which Swara talked about the recent ban in Pakistan on Veere Di Wedding. “They’re (Pakistan) a non-secular state. I’m not surprised at all. Why should we hold up Pakistan, which is a failing state - I don’t understand why we keep taking pleasure and feeling a sense of self-worth from all the silly things that happen in Pakistan,” Swara said. Several people, including Pakistan’s Uwra Hocaine criticised Swara for her statements.