Sriti Jha clarifies her viral poem on asexuality isn't about her, talks about going through a phase of not being understood
Actress Sriti Jha clarifies her poem on asexuality isn't about her, reveals writing in first person caused the confusion.
Kumkum Bhagya actress Sriti Jha has clarified after a long while that her popular poem about asexuality isn’t actually about her. The poem titled ‘Confessions of a romantic asexual’which Sriti performed at a fest in Mumbai over two years, went viral and currently has over 4 million views on YouTube. The poem written by the actress has been widely mistaken to be based on her own story.
Sriti who is currently busy shooting for Khatron Ke Khiladi 12 said in an interview with Indian Express that she while the poem is cathartic for her, it isn’t actually about her and given that it is written in first person she understands the widespread confusion it caused.
“I have written poems about the LGBTQ community and I understand that because it was written in first person, many felt it was about me. I have written a couple of more poems and that’s when a poet Daniyal told me that I may be taking the voice away from the people and their important stories by putting them in the first person. The poem comforted me in many ways because I have gone through a phase when I felt I wasn’t understood and felt the pressure of being cool like others. I think it was very cathartic to me but no, the poem is not about me,” Sriti told the publication.
The actress also added that she doesn’t mind have lost any prospective partners because of the confusion by simply saying ‘good riddance’.
Sriti who writes several poems about the LGBTQ community performed her poem about asexuality at The Spoken Fest in Mumbai. Several articles were published about her after the video of her reading the poem went viral but the actress never clarified anything on the subject.
She revealed that she had taken to writing poetry when she was bedridden with TB in 2017 and the process helped her find her own voice and perspective.