Kubbra Sait’s Karara Thapadh Should Shut Kabir Singh Director
A befitting reply to Sandeep Vanga Reddy from Kubbra Sait.
The Quint DAILY
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“If you don’t have that physical demonstration... you don’t have the liberty of slapping each other, then I don’t see anything there.”Sandeep Reddy Vanga to Film Companion
These were Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s exact words when he was questioned about the scene in his film where the character Kabir Singh slaps Preeti. He also went on to say that women who haven’t experienced this ‘kind of love’ have probably never loved.
Pardon my unapologetic hatred towards his twisted idea of romance, but I guess according to Mr Reddy, I haven’t been loved. Nor have so many other people who probably have NOT got slapped by their partners.
And sometimes, only a thapadh is a befitting answer to a thapadh, at least here in this brilliant and dare I say, karara reply by actor Kubbra Sait, who uploaded a video of slapping herself and calling it an expression of “self love”.
So everyone, go get slapped or slap your partner! Apparently that’s a demonstration of true love and totally not domestic violence/abuse, of course.
Kubbra, who’s popularly known for her brilliant portrayal of a transgender woman named Kuku on Netflix’s ‘Sacred Games’, mocked the misogynistic interview Reddy gave to Anupama Chopra.
Be wary friends, Reddy might just be so caught up in his mind to understand that this was in fact an indirect insult. For all you know, he might perceive Kubbra as a woman who FINALLY understands the concept of love, hereon.
The film continues to break box-office records and also the hearts of many on Twitter, who’ve come forward with their stories of physical abuse in lieu of Reddy’s comment.
Now, the entire interview is riddled with misogynistic sentiments but what’s truly brilliant is how ignorant Reddy is to all the criticism and flack he’s receiving for the same. If anything, all the chatter is encouraging him to believe that his film has stirred “conversation”
Also, why is he so obsessed with violence, especially slapping people? When Anupama asked him why Preeti didn’t do anything when Kabir kissed her as she remained silent the whole time, he said that she could’ve “slapped him” but she didn't because that was her way of giving “consent”. WOW.
I mean, people who are appreciating the film for its bold narrative really need to introspect here and realise that in Reddy’s mind, the story he has made isn’t about a flawed man. This is a story he ENDORSES.
This is a problem and I just might even slap myself. Out of frustration though. NOT SELF LOVE. So, thank you Kubbra, thank you for mocking him!
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