Bald, Badass, Bikini: Tahira Kashyap’s Epic Response To Ripped Jeans Row Wins Hearts

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Tahira Kashyap on ripped jeans: Days have passed since Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat made his thoughts known on ripped jeans and the consequent moral breakdown it can possibly lead to. But women aren’t yet done schooling him against dress policing them. The latest to join the ripped jeans celebration is author Tahira Kashyap. And expectedly, this sharp writer has a witty take on the issue.

Taking to Instagram Sunday, Kashyap, who has been vocal about her past battle with breast cancer, shared a throwback shot of herself posing in swimwear, flaunting her body and bald head. In the caption, she took a dig at Rawat’s remarks, writing, “Atleast not wearing ripped jeans 🤐🤭” 

See her post below: 

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Source: Tahira Kashyap / Instagram

Tahira Kashyap On Ripped Jeans Takes The Internet By Storm

Rawat, on March 17 during a workshop, remarked, “Showing bare knees, wearing ripped denim and looking like rich kids — these are the values being given now. Where is this coming from, if not at home? What is the fault of teachers or schools?” He further singled out a woman running an NGO who reportedly wore ripped jeans, saying, “If this kind of woman goes out in the society to meet people and solve their problems, what kind of message are we giving out to society, to our kids?”

His comments had sparked wide backlash, especially among women online who found such ideas “sexist” and “regressive.” Women had hit back at Rawat with the campaign #RippedJeansTwitter, posting photos of themselves in ripped jeans to protest what he said.

Atleast not wearing ripped jeans”: Potshot by Tahira Kashyap on ripped jeans remarks

Kashyap’s post, which takes a caustic jibe at men commenting about women’s bodies, has earned praise from film industry celebrities like Bhumi Pednekar and Ekta Kapoor.

In February, Kashyap had penned her survivor experience in a poem she recited on social media: “Hide not your scars my love, show them, flaunt them, just like your bright smile, soothing to other eyes.” Read more here. 

With Guneet Monga and Ekta Kapoor, Kashyap launched a film production collective called Indian Women Rising, to give female-led cinema a new home. She most recently authored The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman last year and was the co-author on her husband and actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s biography Cracking the Code: My Journey In Bollywood.