Deepika Padukone has been trending on social media ever since her 'My Choice' video went viral. The video supposedly aimed at promoting women empowerment, received mixed responses and still continues to attract reactions.
While, some supported the thoughts described in Deepika Padukone's 'My Choice' video, others slammed it and now one political leader also expressed his views on the same.
BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi was asked about his opinion on the video and his reaction was not in favour of Deepika Padukone or the makers of the video.
"When God wanted to be everywhere, he created mother. But now that has become an old concept. Now I have a choice, now you see we have a choice. Now you are a body, a commodity. This is the height of lack of consciouness," said the BJP leader.
He further added, "We don't realise how much we have changed. It has been an Indian tradition of addressing women as mother but now there are objections at being called a mother."
Joshi also criticised Deepika Padukone and the makers of the video 'My Choice' by saying, "While foreigners keep marvelling about India's rich culture and traditional ways that were far more scientific, we contribute to follow the West and shun our own traditions and cultures. We have lost our consciousness."
The video 'My Choice' was a joint creation by Homi Adajania and Deepika Padukone, aiming at women empowerment.