Celebrities like Richa Chadha, Mini Mathur and Jwala Gutta
spoke up on the right to opinion and freedom of expression following the social media wrath faced by actress Swara Bhasker
on sharing her thoughts on "Padmaavat".
Swara, in an open lett er, had critiqued Sanjay Leela Bhansali
's epic drama for glorifying a practice like Jauhar. This and the comment that the movie left her feeling reduced to a "vagina only", led to a barrage of vile and nasty comments to her.
Well-known names like Suchitra Krishnamoothi and Vivek Agnihotri were among those who accused her of "fake feminism". But some names from the industry spoke out in her support.
Here's what they wrote: