Sandeep Vanga’s Kabir Singh, starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani crosses the 200 crores net box office collection(206.48 crores in 13 days)in India, becoming the fastest to achieve the feat this year. Despite the criticism the film is still going very strong at the box office.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga responded to critics and defended the violence in the name of love. “If you don’t have the liberty of slapping each other, then I don’t see anything (love) there.” The clip featuring his statement went viral on social media and created a lot of buzz with many feminist criticizing the director for his views.
The director of the movie Sandeep Vanga had got into controversy with his remarks on slapping each other in love. Following his statement in an interview, Sandeep Vanga was targeted by feminists who slammed him, and actresses like Samantha, Parvathy, Aditi Rao Hydari had criticized his statement, and singer Chinmayi had also spoken against what was said by the director, which invited trolls on her as well.
A few people also reminded Samantha Akkineni of a scene from Rangasthalam in which Ram Charan slaps her. Her character Ramalakshmi kisses him and it was an act of love and not violence.She said that she did not talk about the movie but disagreed with Sandeep Reddy’s statement. She tweeted, “Liking the film.. and disagreeing with a comment are two different things. I loved the story of one ‘Arjun Reddy’.. not the generalisation that love means having the liberty of slapping people around.”. From the time of it’s release both Arjun Reddy and Kabir Singh has evoked mixed reactions