Swara Bhasker reacted to the outrage over a now-infamous kissing scene in Mira Nair’s miniseries A Suitable Boy. The scene in question shows Lata and Kabir, played by Tanya Maniktala and Danesh Razvi, kissing on the premises of a temple.
Responding to the backlash faced by streaming giant Netflix and calls to boycott it, Swara wrote on Twitter, “If the actual #Kathua gangrape of an 8 year old child inside a temple didn’t make your blood boil and soul shrivel; you have no right to be offended about a fictionalised depiction of a kiss in a temple. #fact #ASuitableBoy #BoycottNetflixIndia.”
In 2018, an eight-year-old girl was allegedly bound, sedated and gang-raped inside a temple in the Rasana village of Kathua before she was killed. Swara had joined the silent protest and shared a picture of herself holding a placard which read, “I am Hindustan. I am Ashamed. #JusticeForOurChild. 8 years old. Gangraped. Murdered. In ‘Devi’-sthaan temple.”