Recently, Swara Bhasker filed a criminal case against a Twitter user and YouTube influencer for allegedly circulating messages on social media with the intention of outraging her modesty. The actress, in her complaint, claimed that the person has been using some hashtags with regard to a scene from a film. The case has been registered at Vasant Kunj North police station in Delhi, and the police are investigating the matter. Sections 354D, 509 IPC and 67 IT act are imposed.
Swara, in a recent interview, opened up about how incessant trolling affects her mental health. She told, "It's not pleasant at all, but I have become somewhat immune to it because it has been happening for several years now. However, that itself is problematic. Why should a woman, who is a public personality and who expresses her opinions freely, have to be sexually and verbally harassed every day of her life? It's so sad for my parents too. On several occasions, my mother has been moved to tears reading the comments."
I am not alone. Suffering casual and everyday cyber sexual harassment is the price many women have to pay to have a voice in our public spaces.. again it’s not okay! https://t.co/HpQqML5A2S
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) October 10, 2021
Swara, a popular Bollywood actress, is known for reflecting her views on the current socio-political issues and controversies. She uses her social media accounts to share her opinion. While her fans often extend support to her, there are naysayers who share nasty comments.