Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh: Taapsee Pannu Speaks Up Against Glorifying Flawed Characters

Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh: Taapsee Pannu Speaks Up Against Glorifying Flawed Characters

Taapsee Pannu recently commented on Kabir Singh in a tweet and was trolled by the movie’s fans. The actress has now spoken up about her stance on the film
Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh: Taapsee Pannu Speaks Up Against Glorifying Flawed Characters
Still from Kabir Singh and Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu was recently trolled by Kabir Singh fans when she posted a tweet indirectly targeting the movie and its director Sandeep Reddy Vanga, by relating it to the news of a brutal murder of a woman by her boyfriend, saying that this could be justified  by “they were madly in love with each other n this ‘act’ was to validate his TRUE love for her.“ Since the movie’s release, Kabir Singh and it’s director have been accused of promoting misogyny by portraying the titular character’s abusive actions as love. Taapsee has now opened up about her concerns regarding the movie, in an interview with a tabloid.

Kabir Singh and Arjun Reddy are not the only films glorifying misogyny, there are several others too but not to this extent. That is one of the reasons why I do the kind of films I do, there should be a counter narrative too. I know I’ll never be able to match up to the numbers of this film but that won’t deter me. We are on the cusp of a change and I am not going to give up now,” Taapsee said. 

She further added that the problem was not showing flawed characters but the problem was glorifying them to ‘make what they are doing seem heroic'. She said that Kabir SIngh’s ‘character is so revered that whatever he does is not just accepted, it is celebrated.’ The movie, which was released last month, has turned out to be the biggest blockbuster of 2019 and is still doing good business at the box office. Responding to a question about whether the audience would accept a “female Kabir Singh”, the actress said,  “She was probably not a female Kabir Singh, but Manmarziyaan’s Rumi Bagga was a flawed character too, and ended up losing her love and getting divorced. The same misogynist people who didn’t see a problem with Kabir, booed Rumi. We aren’t oblivious to the double standards of our society.”  

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