Kabir Singh: CBFC member Vani Tripathi Tikoo criticises Shahid Kapoor's film, calls it 'terribly misogynstic'

CBFC member Vani Tripathi Tikoo has criticised Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh as 'extremely violent', highlighting how big stars should choose films responsibly

FP Staff June 26, 2019 09:44:20 IST
Kabir Singh: CBFC member Vani Tripathi Tikoo criticises Shahid Kapoor's film, calls it 'terribly misogynstic'

Central Board of Film Certification member Vani Tripathi Tikoo has criticised Shahid Kapoor's latest movie, Kabir Singh, calling it a "terribly misogynistic and extremely violent" film. She has also slammed Shahid for deciding to star in the movie.

Kabir Singh CBFC member Vani Tripathi Tikoo criticises Shahid Kapoors film calls it terribly misogynstic

A still from Kabir Singh. YouTube screengrab

In a series of tweets, Tikoo said that she finds it "baffling" that "big stars" agree to take part in such films, considering that movie characters are often "idolised" in India.

Here are Tikoo's tweets

Earlier, Sona Mohapatra had criticised the depiction of toxic masculinity in the film and also slammed Shahid. "Does the actor have no responsibility for choosing to play a part in a narrative that can set us back as a society?," she asked, responding to TV actor Nakuul Mehta's praise of Shahid's "intense acting."

Shobhaa De also railed against the film's glorification of stalking.

Check out her tweet here

Meanwhile, Mumbai-based doctor Pradeep Ghatge has written to Maharashtra Health Minister Eknath Shinde complaining about the alleged "negative" portrayal of doctors in the recently released movie Kabir Singh stating that the film sends a "wrong message" about the medical profession.

However, despite the criticism, Kabir Singh, which also stars Kiara Advani, continues to dominate the box office. As per the latest reports, the film has already crossed the Rs 100 crore mark. Its current earnings stand at Rs 104.90 crore, after a five-day-run at the box office.

A Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, Kabir Singh has also been helmed by original director Sandeep Reddy Vanga. It narrates the story of a short-tempered surgeon Kabir Singh (Shahid Kapoor) who goes on a path of self-destruction, consuming drugs and alcohol after he couldn't marry the love of his life Preeti (Kiara Advani). The film also stars Soham Majumdar, Arjan Bajwa, Suresh Oberoi, Nikita Dutta and Kamini Kaushal in pivotal roles.

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