Recently, Bollywood actors Lisa Ray and Ayushmann Khurrana took a dig at religious leader, Swami Krushnaswarup Dasji of Swaminarayan Temple in Bhuj in Gujarat who made controversial statements about menstruating women. He had said that “menstruating women who cook food for their husbands will take birth as dogs in their next life”.
Lisa made a rather hilarious attempt to tackle his statement by sharing a viral meme on Instagram. In a recent Tweet made by her the actress posted a picture of a dog as she wrote: “This is Ginni.She was a woman in her past life. Ginni used to cook for her husband while she was menstruating. Once she cooked her husband and ate him as well. Now Ginni is born as Kutri and enjoying her life to the fullest. Be like Ginni. Via Mamta Jaswal.”
Currently, Ayushmann has been on a promotional spree for his recent release - Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Meanwhile, he was asked about his reaction to the religious leader’s comment and pointed out that there progressive and regressive people in our country and it is ready to accept progressive ideas.
Aisa hai, unko jo log follow kar rahe hain, unko dekhna padega kya follow kar rahe hain. We are part of progressive thinking and progressive cinema at the same time. Humari society me progressive aur regressive dono tarah ke log hain. In 2013, we could not get the principal’s permission for gay pride parade and now the same Chandigarh college has toilets for transgenders. We may have so many different progressive and regressive views but the country is ready to accept progressive ideas.-
In his speech, Swami Krushnaswarup Dasji had said that “Menstruating women who cook food for their husbands will take birth as dogs in their next life while men consuming food prepared by women having periods will reborn as bullocks. I don’t care if you do not like my views, but this is all written in our shastras (scriptures).”
Previously, filmmaker Anubhav Sinha shared a photo and tweeted, “Inka koi galti nahi hai, sab galti humara hai. Theek hai? (It is not their fault, all the fault lies with us. Alright?)”