Indian actress Taapsee Pannu, while expressing her reaction to the brutal killing of a woman by her boyfriend, ended up taking a jibe at Shahid Kapoor’s character in Kabir Singh and the film’s director Sandeep Reddy Vanga. Quoting the aforementioned news story, Taapsee said, “Or maybe let’s just say they were madly in love with each other and this ‘act’ was to validate his TRUE love for her.” As soon as she tweeted this, netizens including her fans and followers started criticizing Taapsee.
Or maybe let’s just say they were madly in love with each other n this ‘act’ was to validate his TRUE love for her. https://t.co/BGmhA7XHyM— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) July 15, 2019
The woman allegedly killed by her boyfriend was a 19 year old aspiring model who was murdered on suspicion of her character in Nagpur district of Maharashtra. The accused has been taken into custody and is being interrogated. Responding to the criticism directed towards her, Taapsee said, “Statutory warning: people with no sense of sarcasm kindly ignore me and my tweet. Thank you , it was nice not knowing you.” However, her response has also drawn ire as people started questioning Taapsee’s choice of picking up a news related to murder for expressing her sarcasm.
Statutory warning: people with no sense of sarcasm kindly ignore me n my tweet. Thank you , it was nice not knowing you https://t.co/OhIeOd6ZYf— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) July 15, 2019
Sources familiar with the matter stated that Taapsee was referring to filmmaker Sandeep Vanga Reddy defending the slapping scene in the Hindi version of Kabir Singh. “When you are deeply in love and deeply connected to a woman (and vice versa), if you don’t have the liberty of slapping each other, then I don’t see anything there,” he had said during an interview with Anupuma Chopra. “You took me completely wrong. It’s not assault. When you’re so close to each other, when you can’t handle your worst thing with each other. And you don’t have the liberty of showing your worst side. The worst thing is not like ‘iss din daaru peeke aake maar rha hai’. It’s about the liberty of the expression between a couple who is deeply connected. It works for a woman also and it works for a man also. I spoke for both the sides. But sadly, they are quoting in a very wrong way.”.