The problem is not showing flawed character. The problem is when you glorify them: Taapsee Pannu on Kabir Singh
Actor Tapsee Pannu recently took to her Twitter page and took a sly dig at Shahid Kapoor and Kiara’s Advani ‘s Kabir Singh. She quoted a tweet which read as “Man smashes 19-year-old girlfriend’s head over her “character”: Cops” and wrote, “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.”
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 movie is promoting misogyny and wrong masculinity and is the biggest hit of 2019 and has received a warm response from the audience. In an interview to Mumbai Mirror, she said, “These 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.”
“The problem is not showing flawed characters… The problem is when you glorify them and make what they are doing seem heroic. This character is so revered that whatever he does is not just accepted, it is celebrated,” she added.
Asked if a female Kabir Singh would be equally accepted by the audience, Taapsee 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.”
Taapsee is now gearing up for the release of, Mission Mangal, directed by Jagan Shakti. She will be soon seen in Saand Ki Aankh, where she is playing the role of an elderly shooter from Uttar Pradesh.