Tillotama Shome recently took to her social media handle and expressed her disgust over a netizen comment about wanting to see her naked like actress Rytasha Rathore. The actress gave a befitting reply to the troll recalling her past appearance in the film Qissa.
The actress recently replied to a netizen who tried to troll her by asking her to show herself nude, to this the actress took the post on Instagram sharing the troll she quoted, “Why did this message and the likes of it offend me so much? Is it because as a professional I struggle with intimacy and nudity on screen? I remember the moment in the film Qissa, where I had to disrobe myself and stand there talking about my breasts and my body to my father. The first reaction at seeing my own breast was a recoil at the feeling of someone watching me. The nipples looked like eyes and I felt I was watching myself. And then comes the release, of not caring about being watched. I knew in that moment the power of the naked body as it relates to protest and political action. What the body communicates, and what decorum a spectator should inculcate. Nudity has been a tool from grassroots protests to social movement and to acts of self acceptance and love. BUT the theater of feminist protest is both expanded and challenged by this new generation of cyber-attacks. I wish us all luck as we navigate through such situations and yet continue to transgress in our own ways and at our own pace.”
For the unversed, Tillotama has popularly known her roles in movies like Qissa where she was featured as Kanwar Singh playing a gender-bending, stereotype-defying character trapped in between labels and separatist tendencies. She is also known for her roles in Manto, Shadows of Time, The Waiting City, and Children of War.