Will Kabir Singh Director Sandeep Vanga Be Boycotted by Bollywood?

Will Kabir Singh Director Sandeep Vanga Be Boycotted by Bollywood?

Sandeep Vanga had been accused of spreading misogyny in his blockbuster film
Will Kabir Singh Director Sandeep Vanga Be Boycotted by Bollywood?
Kabir Singh

When  Arjun Reddy  director Sandeep Vanga  decided to tweet  against the heinous Hyderabad rape and murder, he probably thought all the allegations of  misogyny levelled at him after Arjun Reddy would magically  wash away. However the opposite happened. Vanga was  trolled savagely for speaking of women’s safety after making the world  unsafe for women in Arjun Reddy and  its  Bollywood  twin Kabir Singh.

Vijay Deverakonda in Arjun Reddy

Director Vikramaditya Motwane questioned Vanga on his slap-happy heroin Arjun Reddy. In fact, we don’t know  if Vanga  knows this, but  many top actors are  shying away from  working  with  Vanga in his next project entitled Devil. Mahesh Babu has apparently  said  no to it. Then Vanga took Devil to  Bollywood where  Ranbir Kapoor showed  a keen interest. But  after the initial enthusiasm Ranbir has  stayed away from Vanga and is unlikely to greenlight the  project.

We hear even Vijay Deverakonda  who  played Arjun Reddy is  not keen on working with Vanga. It looks like it would be a while before the  director can  live down his  reputation of a misogynist filmmaker.

Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in Kabir Singh

Defending  the violence shown between  the  lovers in Arjun Reddy, director Sandeep Vanga in an interview to this writer had said,  "I  never said  one “needs” to slap. All I meant was, one needs  to be fully honest in a committed relationship. And that honesty  can take  on a violent form. And why is only  Kabir slapping his girlfriend Preeti  being talked about? What about the fact that she too slaps him back? It works both ways. How they express  their love is  their choice. Why are some people  judging them? And judging me for the way the characters behaviour? My point is, in a true relationship  the emotions can get raw and  violent."

So  would Vanga resort to violence  with his  own  partner? "I would  do anything and everything with  my partner to make sure I am  my real self. I would drop all  defences,  pull down all my guards. For me the  essence of a strong  relationship is  honesty. I wouldn’t  say I’d slap my partner. Even in the film… how do I explain  to the  idiots  that , ‘Preeti ne pehle mari hai, phir Kabir ne maara’. It’s pointless  to harp on the  slap."