‘Kabir Singh’ Director Slammed for Regressive Views on Love
Kabir Singh director Sandeep Reddy Vanga faced backlash for his comments.
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Kabir Singh might have gone down well with the audience, but the critics have slammed the film for its toxic masculinity, misogyny and glorification of a problematic protagonist.
Now, director Sandeep Reddy Vanga has faced a lot of backlash on social media for his comments in an interview with Anupama Chopra. When asked about the criticism that Kabir Singh faced, Sandeep replied that when you question people’s belief systems, they get angry. “I feel all the criticism the film faced is pseudo. When you are deeply in love there is honesty in the relationship. If you don’t have the liberty of slapping each other, I don’t see anything in that relation.”
The director also took a dig at the female film critics who said they felt uncomfortable watching Kabir Singh in the theatre because the men clapped when Kabir slaps Preeti. “I think that these women were never in love and they never experienced it the right way. The female critics were only on the feminist side. They don’t understand the difference between description and objectivity.”
Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s comments sparked outrage on Twitter. Actor Gulshan Devaiah wrote, “Hello Mr Sandeep Vanga, maybe you are pissed off & that’s why you’re saying what you are but now I am pissed too ..so here is how I articulate my pissed off ness to you #FCPostMortem. Guess I am never getting work from your side but I’ll survive.”
Journalists Deepanjana Pal and Karisma Upadhyay also criticised the director.
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