Actor Mira Sethi has hit back at trolls for scrutinising her choice of dressing at the 20th Lux Style Awards. The Dil Banjaara diva took to her Instagram account to post a lengthy note to address the backlash on her attire.
“It’s always fascinating to see trolls go nuts under photos of public-facing women in dresses or costumes or anything the trolls deem ‘vulgar’, wrote Mira in an Instagram post.
“Go home. I don’t dress for you, I don’t dress for anyone or anything other than my own sense of joy and play and expansion. The men of this country are obsessed with policing women, constantly defining their ‘honour’ in relation to women’s bodies and clothing and appearance. It is a small-minded, decayed, hateful thing to do. You want to disempower us because a deep part of you is hurting and angry. I get it. It’s societal and it is ugly,” added Mira
“To the women who continue to secularize public spaces with their words and clothes and defiance: you inspire me. On the face of it, it looks merely glitzy and silly, but only those subjected to the heat of abuse know that simply by being – by asserting with our voices and bodies – we are clawing back space from rotten hierarchies of power and control,” she added.
The Chupke Chupke star received criticism over her choice of dressing at the 20th Lux Style awards 2021.