Swara Bhasker Issues Statement On Besharam Rang Debate; Calls It ‘FOOLISH’: ‘They Use People’s Faith For Political Gain’-REPORTS

Here’s what Swara Bhasker insisted the ministers and the elected representatives while reacting to Besharam Rang controversy

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Swara Bhasker Issues Statement On Besharam Rang Debate; Calls It ‘FOOLISH’: ‘They Use People’s Faith For Political Gain’-REPORTS
Pathaan’s title song ‘Besharam Rang’ has stirred up social media, and it is currently one of the most discussed topics ever since it’s release. While Shah Rukh Khan has addressed all the hate around the song at the opening ceremony of the Kolkata International Film Festival recently, politicians from across the country have been threatening to stall the film’s release in various states, reported IndianExpress.

Now, Swara Bhasker has insisted that the ministers and the elected representatives should focus their attention on matters concerning the well-being of the citizens instead of “whipping up communal frenzy.” ALSO READ | SHOCKING! Pathaan Controversy: FIR Filed Against Deepika Padukone-Shah Rukh Khan In Mumbai For Promoting Vulgarity In ‘Besharam Rang’-Report

“Ministers and elected representatives, who frankly should focus their attention on real issues of their constituents and the public, find that targeting Muslims or whipping up communal frenzy is a good way to be in the news,” she recently told ETimes. 

Shah Rukh Khan and Swara Bhasker’s latest comments come after release of the song Besharam Rang which featured Deepika Padukone wearing a saffron outfit. However, the costume’s colour became a topic of debate and in a recent chat, actor Swara Bhasker called the controversy ‘foolish’. 

During her conversation with ETimes, she also added that the ruling party and “its ideological parent, the RSS” behave as if they are speaking “on behalf of all Hindus – which is patently untrue.” 

“They use people’s faith for political gain and frankly that’s despicable and dangerous,” she added. Swara said that “communal rhetoric, bigotry, Islamophobia and hate are political currency” in today’s times.

Previously, shortly after the controversy blew up, Swara shared a screenshot of the song on her Instagram story, and wrote, “Miliye humare desh ke sattadhari netaon se. Abhinetriyon ke kapde dekhne se fursat milti, toh kya pata kuch kar bhi lete (Meet our country’s appointed leaders. They may have done some work, had they had some time left after ogling at female actor’s costumes.)”

Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan, during his appearance at the KIFF, said: “I read somewhere negativity increases social media consumption and thereby increases its commercial value as well. Such pursuits enclose the collective narrative, making it divisive and destructive.” ALSO READ | Deepika Padukone's Saffron Bikini Controversy: BJP Leaders Demand BAN On ‘Pathaan’ For Hurting The Sentiments Of Hindu Community

Pathaan stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham in lead roles. Pathaan, directed by Siddharth Anand is scheduled to release in theatres on January 25.