A lot of films grabbed headlines this year and Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani’s Kabir Singh was one of them. While the film garnered great numbers at the box office and Shahid was praised for his performance, many criticised the film for glorifying toxic masculinity.
Directed by Sandeep Vanga Reddy, the debate of Kabir Singh doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. It’s a remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy and even that film was opposed by many. Rani Mukerji, who is promoting Mardaani 2, which is a film that focuses on rape and violence done on women, was asked if she would ever do a film like Kabir Singh.
In an interview with the Hindustan Times, the actress said, “For me, it’s very important to first believe and put across the message. Today, I’m in the industry because this industry is called the entertainment industry. We are in the job of entertaining the audience.”
She added, “It’s not important that what you portray on screen as an actor or performer that has to coincide what you believe in. Sometimes, you do have to give importance to your freedom of expression. As creative people, everybody has the right to create something. In the creation, they have to mirror society, they have to talk about what society is. It is a give and take. Films are an expression of what they see in society and society in turns takes inspiration from films. It’s a circle. So you can’t really pinpoint and say what is right and what is wrong.” The actress further stated that if we start making films on saint then everybody would become a saint.
A few days ago, actress Parvathy called Kabir Singh and Arjun Reddy for being toxic, aggressive and misogynistic films. Many people lauded the actress for speaking out fearlessly what the celebs in powerful position fail to do when something is wrong with films.