A few days ago, 1920 actor Indraneil Sengupta was heavily criticised for his Instagram post on wife Barkha Sengupta. Along with sharing a picture of Barkha's back facing the camera, Indraneil, in his caption, wrote, 'Neighbours’ envy, owner’s pride'. It, however, didn't go down very well with a section of netizens and one of his followers accused the actor of objectifying women. Indraneil was quick to defend himself by saying that it was meant to be taken in a humorous way. Now, in a conversation with Hindustan Times, the actor revealed how his caption was suggested by Barkha herself.
Sengupta said, "The caption which I had put, was in fact, suggested by Barkha herself. She is the woman in the picture and she sees the humour in it. She does that many a times. I click pictures and she is witty with captions. So, it’s all fun." He further added, "Everyone has an opinion. It’s a public platform and one is free to say anything. Just because someone would comment something on our post, doesn’t mean we’re going to think twice and be careful about next step. It doesn’t matter. Everyone has a different perspective."
Opening up on the social media toxicity, Indraneil said, "One can deal with it. There are negatives and positives of social media and you decide how much impact they can have on you. If tomorrow social media shuts down, and you ask what will happen to us — nothing will happen to Barkha and me. It’s just a small part of our lives and nothing important."
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For those unaware, a furious social media user left a comment on Indraneil's post that read, "Was looking for the leash on her neck from the owner...Intellectual captions are rare, definitely onida had it... sadly not all does!" And the response after Indraneil defended himself read, "I definitely tried to find the fun but maybe I lack a good sense of humour. Or maybe in my own way I am trying to resent the idea of women being as addressed as an object that needs ownership. Your words matter more than my words, I would request you to use them wisely since we (women) have a different battle to fight everyday, and sometimes a little hand of help matters more #thankyou." (READ - Netizen Accuses Indraneil Sengupta Of 'Objectifying Women' For Calling Wife Barkha 'Neighbours' Envy, Owner’s Pride'; Actor Reacts)
image source: instagram/barkhasengupta
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