Posted on June 6, 2018 at 5:53 am

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Soumita Saha: If We Can Accept On-Screen Sex, Why Do We Object On-Screen Masturbation?

Veere Di Wedding starring Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhaskar, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shikha Talsania is sure breaking some stereotypes. The movie’s fresh controversy was when a masturbation scene featuring Swara surfaced online. Social media users have been critical it and the actress has been heavily trolled for this on Facebook and Twitter.

Soumita Saha shares her views on the Veere di Wedding Controversy
Soumita Saha talks about the masturbation scene in Veere di Wedding

Singer Soumita Saha, who in past had raised her voice against objectification and body shaming of women has openly come out in support of actress Swara Bhaskar.

Says the Kolkata based singer:

“If we can accept on-screen sex, why do we object on-screen masturbation? We remain unperturbed by the on-screen portrayal of heinous crimes like Rape and Murder, but the hell breaks loose when a woman chooses to masturbate.”

There are several health benefits of Masturbation. It helps in reducing chances of prostate cancer. It is also beneficial during pregnancy as it is a safe way to release sexual tension.”

Soumita says,

“Swara’s character is probably the first time we have seen a female character pleasuring herself. There have been innumerable instances of male actors masturbating on-screen. Swara has broken the stereotype that women do not masturbate. She has liberated the souls of crores of women in this country, who are often subjected to guilt if they opt for self-pleasure.”

She continued,

“I think all of us know that masturbation is as true as sex. Those who are shaming the brilliant actress for this act are probably unaware of the reality. Such people harbor wrong perception that masturbation is only for men and not for women. This needs to change.”