"a woman no longer needs a man for sex.”
TV actress Kanishka Soni has responded to those who criticised her for marrying herself, stating that “a woman no longer needs a man for sex”.
The actress, who starred in Diya Aur Baati Hum, hit headlines after posting a picture in which she announced she had married herself.
Unsurprisingly, the post received a lot of attention and a lot of haters.
Kanishka has now posted a video, hitting back at her critics.
In the video, she said: “I have noticed very weird kind of comments on my (original) post where I had mentioned about getting married to myself.
“I had taken a firm decision about this marriage.
“A lot of people have told me that I have ignored science, they ask me about my sex life.
“So let me tell you honestly that science and technology has really progressed, and a woman no longer needs a man for sex.”
She went on to discuss her life journey.
“I belong to a very conservative family from Gujarat. It (marriage) was always a dream of mine. It was just that I never saw a man in my life, who would stick to his words.
“I always found that men do not stick to what they say and that is the reason why I believe I can live my whole life without a man, thanks to today’s technology.
“I do not need a man if I am earning myself, I am independent, and I can fulfil my dreams and my requirements…”
Kanishka explained that she never received a lot of attention for certain acting roles but since sharing the post, she has been in the headlines.
She continued: “I rejected item numbers because I believe in Indian culture, and what my family will think and what people will think about my image.
“I gave first priority to my image, but it never bothered people.
“Only when I decided to be myself and love myself, people are interfering… 90 per cent of women are not happy after marriage… I have lost all faith and trust in men.”
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Kanishka Soni captioned the post: “I know you guys have been raising lots of questions on my self-marriage decision.
“I truly believe in Indian culture and here is my point of view on why I chose to live in solitude.
“Marriage is not about sex it’s about love and honesty one seeks.”
“I have lost that faith and believe it’s better to live alone and love myself than seeking it in outside world when it’s difficult to find; but thanks a lot for making my post trend and be in news. It wasn’t my intention.
“Also, some people said I must have been drunk or had ganja (cannabis) while putting that post, but let me tell you that I am so Indian by heart that I have never even tried alcohol or any other stuff even after staying for long in the film industry.
“It is a decision made by my full heart and soul with full conscious mind and I am happy that I am in the US now and focusing on my career in Hollywood.”
Kanishka Soni recently celebrated her birthday in New York.