Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone promote 'Finding Fanny' on 'Cinestars ki Khoj'
Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone promote 'Finding Fanny' on 'Cinestars ki Khoj'Varinder Chawla

Deepika Padukone kicked up a storm when she slammed a leading daily for posting a video of her with a headline "Omg, Deepika Padukone's cleavage show".

While several Bollywood celebrities and her fans supported Padukone for taking a stand on such issues, she also received criticism from certain people.

Former Bollywood actress Pooja Bedi in an article in The Times of India argued that when no one takes offence when camera takes photos of Shah Rukh Khan or Hrithik Roshan's six-pack abs, why should it be different for women.

"When you are a public figure and you go out to a press event, you are bound to be dissected from your chipped nail polish to your repeated shoes. If admiring and focussing on a woman's assets is a crime, all item numbers should be banned. How fair is it to say, I will dress to tantalise publicly, but you have to look the other way? In your homes, you dress keeping in mind the reactions you will receive from your family, in-laws, husband and neighbours," Bedi said.

Bedi further said that being a celebrity one has to face the cameras, but it's really silly for them to say "why did you notice and focus on what I flaunted?"

"We react to situations from our point of view. Of course, to us, our point of view is absolutely valid and correct; else we wouldn't be so vehement about it. Everything in life is about perspective, and while you are governed by yours, you must keep an open mind about the flipside of the coin," she added.

Not only Bedi, columnist Shobhaa De too in her NDTV column said: "What about slinky outfits with interestingly positioned cut-outs that make it clear no under garments are involved? But a cleavage offends? I don't get it."

"Too bad, this brush with a few vital inches has generated so much heat for and around Bollywood's biggest hottie. Now, wait a minute - hottie? That's a pretty sexist term! How come nobody has protested so far? Ranbir? Your turn next," she further added.