The actress defends Ranveer’s photo shoot, and says, ‘What’s the problem?’
Last Updated: 02.53 PM, Jul 29, 2022
After several celebrities, including Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, Vaani Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, defended Ranvir Kapoor’s nude photoshoot, Vidya Balan too extended her support towards the actor on Friday at an event in Mumbai. While answering the media, the actress said that it is the jobless people who filed a complaint against the Gully Boy actor.
Earlier this week, Ranveer’s bold and naked photoshoot for a magazine cover broke the internet. Ever since controversies kept on brewing around the images. A group of actresses pointed out that while Ranvir’s photos are going viral, a woman is often ‘slut shamed’ for showing skin. They pointed out the patriarchy in the system. Meanwhile, another group of women filed a police complaint against the actor for ‘obscenity’.
On Friday, Vidya asked what the problem was with the photo shoot. “Arre, kya problem hai... pehli baar koi aadmi aisa kar raha hai. Hum logon ko bhi aankhein sek lene do,” she joked. The actress was attending the book launch event of Kubra Sait’s biography Open Book: Not Quite a Memoir in Mumbai.
In fact, when a journalist reminded her about the FIR against Ranveer, she said that perhaps those people (complainants) have no work and hence spend time doing this. She also explained that if a person doesn’t like the photos they can avoid looking at them by shutting the paper. “If you don’t like it, close the paper or do something else. Why are you lodging an FIR?” she asked.
An FIR was lodged against Ranveer after the photoshoot under several sections, including 292 (sale of obscene books, etc), 293 (sale of obscene objects to young people), 509 (word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and provisions of the Information Technology Act.