Esha Gupta has finally hit back at the slut-shamers posting horrible comments on her recent Instagram posts. The actor, who shared several pictures from a lingerie photoshoot over the past few weeks, said her pictures were aesthetically shot and there wasn’t anything vulgar about them.
In an interview to Times of India, she talked about why people were posting perverted comments on her photos and still shaming her for shooting in underwear. “In our country, women are eternally blamed. They are accused when a girl child is born, they are even accused when they are raped. So, somewhere I knew that I will also have to face a lot of heat. After all, it’s easy for some faceless and redundant people to pull a celebrity down at the first opportunity. I’ve done shoots like this one when I was a model. I’ve gone topless and naked, too. No one ever asked me about that. And who are these people who have ‘issues’ with my pictures?,” she said.
Esha believes no one can say her pictures are indecent. “It’s my body and it’s been shot aesthetically. There’s a thin line, which if you cross, you look vulgar. No one can say my pictures are vulgar. I got more love than hate, but it’s better to be hated than to be forgotten. And right now, I’m in my best shape. Although we knew where this could lead, we thought, ‘If not now, then when?,” she said.
The actor also called out the double standard of these commentors. “Men tend to have a problem if a woman goes bold. Their manhood is challenged. They are prudes; they must have even saved these pictures on their phone. And here we are in the country of Ajanta and Ellora, and Kamasutra, objecting to a woman’s photo-shoot, which she has done on her own will. So, my attitude is, ‘S***w them’, and that’s the point I wanted to make. The pictures turned out so beautiful that I didn’t want to hold them back. The thing is that I’ve been comfortable and confident about my body all along,” she said.
Esha will be soon be seen with Ajay Devgn, Emraan Haashmi and Ileana D’Cruz in Milan Luthria’s Baadshaaho where she plays a con-artist.