CBFC member Vani Tripathi Tikoo slams Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh, says ‘misogyny is infectious’

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 June 2019, 06:31 PM
Vani Tripathi criticises Shahid Kapoor-starrer Kabir Singh (File Photo)
Vani Tripathi criticises Shahid Kapoor-starrer Kabir Singh (File Photo)

Shahid Kapoor is currently basking in the success of his latest release Kabir Singh. Kabir Singh is a remake of the hit Telugu flick Arjun Reddy which was released in 2017. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the film is minting big money at the box office. In the meantime, the film has been slammed and criticised by critics for misogynistic content. It is to be noted that Kabir Singh glorifies abusive relationship, sexism and misogyny.

Former actress and Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) member Vani Tripathi Tikoo took to Twitter and slammed the film. Criticising the film’s portrayal of its lead actor, Vani said that misogyny is infectious. Vani further slammed big stars who choose to be a part of such films when they should be leading by example. She even used the hashtag ‘Stop Misogyny’.

In a series of tweet, she said, "I'm serious about this thought that Misogyny is "Infectious" have been noticing the narrative around #KABIRSINGH past few days..What a terribly misogynistic and extremely violent film! Arjun Reddy was bad enough and now this remake! Am I surprised it's doing well ...Well Well! (sic)."

She further said, "I find it baffling that "Big Stars" make these choices who actually lead by Example! As the Cinematic journey of the country has gone beyond its "Traditional" Women as "Eye Candy" routine. Can we remember how movie characters are idolised? #StopMisogyny #KabirSingh."

"Someone asked me after my last post what's wrong with an Actor choosing a role? Dear pal there is never a wrong or a right it's the choices that you make on screen to portray is what defines who you are! A character is only a piece of written paper if not enlivened by an actor!," Vani concluded.

Recently, we saw singer Sona Mohapatra questioning Shahid about agreeing to be a part of such a problematic film.

Also the film Kabir Singh has led to a debate on social media where people are either bashing its makers and Shahid or simply asking others to see it like a film. However, despite all the criticism, Kabir Singh has earned Rs 88.37 crore till Monday on the box-office.

First Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 06:30 PM
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