Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal on Thursday said no one objects to nude photos of women being circulated on a daily basis but an actor choosing to pose naked has become the topic of prime-time debates.
Maliwal’s remarks came amid the controversy over Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh’s bare-bodied photographs that he recently shared on his Instagram page.
The ”Gully Boy” star is at the centre of a debate on what constitutes obscenity. He is also facing an FIR in Mumbai following a complaint from an NGO alleging that he had ”hurt the sentiments of women in general and insulted their modesty through his photographs”.
In a tweet, Maliwal said, ”The society is fed nude photos of women on a daily basis and no one objects. One actor, for reasons best known to himself, decides to pose nude and becomes the topic of prime-time debates. Are there no real issues in the country?” The FIR against Singh states that India has a ”good culture” but due to such photos, everyone’s sentiments are hurt.