Pati Patni aur Woh: Kartik Aaryan's Film Slammed on Social Media For This Reason
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Pati Patni aur Woh: Kartik Aaryan's Film Slammed on Social Media For This Reason

Pati Patni aur Woh trailer which released yesterday has been received flak from social media users for rape joke made by Kartik Aaryan's character

Ever since the announcement of a Pati Patni aur Woh remake was made, Bollywood buffs had been eagerly waiting to see what the new film would have in store for them. It was later announced that Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday would be seen in the 2019 version, the trailer of which was released just yesterday. During the trailer launch, Bhumi shared that the film was not sexist and instead very empowering for both genders. But now, Pati Patni aur Woh has come under fire yet again for making a rape joke.

In the trailer, Kartik's character, Chintu Tyagi says, "Biwi se sex maang lein toh hum bikhaari. Biwi ko sex na de toh hum atyachaari. Aur kisi tarah jugaad laga ke usse sex haasil kar lena toh balaatkari bhi hum hai." This has been receiving a lot of flak from social media users, stating that the film is trying to normalise marital rape. One user wrote, "I don't expect anything from a Kartik Aaryan movie but this is dismal."

Another shared, "Stop telling women to quit being sensitive towards rape jokes. We deal with the repercussions of a society that thinks this way every day. The irony remains that to this day marital rape is not recognised as a criminal offence."

One shared, " If 'Kkisi tarah se jugaad laga ke usse / biwi se sex haasil kar le,' is not the definition of marital rape, then I don't know what is."

Another Twitter user stated, "Insensitive joke about marital rape, what on Earth is Bollywood doing? Fun facts- the producer is a woman and one of the actresses in the film recently did a great movie like Saand Ki Aankh."

One more wrote, " We are moving backward with such terrible movies. Not only is marital rape ridiculed here, there is practically nothing witty or sensible in this trailer!"

As of now, none of the stars of the film have commented on the accusations. However, director Mudassir Aziz who spoke at the trailer launch shared his two cents on the portrayal of women in the film. He had said, "I have always put women at the forefront in all my films, and this film is no different. Once the film releases, the audience will realise that he - the pati - is the situation and these two women - patni and woh - are driving the situation home." The film is a remake of the 1978 comedy directed by the producer, Juno Chopra's grandfather BR Chopra. It featured Sanjeev Kumar, Vidya Sinha and Ranjeeta Kaur. The new version of the film is set to release on December 6.

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By Shaheera Anwar
A multimedia journalist who keeps a keen eye on the latest happenings in the world of entertainment and often writes reviews along with opinion pieces on some of the most-talked-about debates