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Deepika Padukone Bollywood actress' feminist video causes controversy

“My body, my mind, my choice! To marry or not to marry, to have sex before marriage or outside the marriage, My choice! To love temporarily or to lust forever, My choice!” - Deepika.

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Popular Bollywood actress, Deepika Padukone, has come under attack for her role in a short film titled 'My Choice'.

The video which was released by Deepika in association with Vogue India as part of their campaign on women's empowerment, has been viewed more than five million times since release.

Read excerpts from video below;

'My body, my mind, my choice. To wear the clothes I like; even if my spirit roams naked. My choice; to be a size 0 or a size 15. They don’t have a size for my spirit, and never will,

'To use cotton and silk to trap my soul is to believe that you can halt the expansion of the universe. My body, my mind, my choice! To marry or not to marry, to have sex before marriage or outside the marriage, My choice!

To love temporarily or to lust forever, My choice!”

The video has generated strong opinions from people all over the world. While some believe that it's message is indeed feminist, others don't get the message and feel it represents a partial segment of privileged women.

The short film features 99 women talking about the choices they make in their life challenging a society controlled by men.

What is your take on the controversial video? Check out some of the Twitter reactions.

 

 

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