Trivialising to mention 'Thappad' is answer to 'Kabir Singh'; film deals with physical abuse: Taapsee Pannu

Trivialising to mention 'Thappad' is answer to 'Kabir Singh'; film deals with physical abuse: Taapsee Pannu

MUMBAI: Actress Taapsee Pannu feels people shouldn't compare her upcoming drama "Thappad" with Shahid Kapoor's blockbuster of 2019, "Kabir Singh", simply because the 2 films specialise in contradictory ideologies.

She adds that there are tons of things that are shown in "Thappad" about human relationships beyond a lady being slapped by a person .

The gripping trailer of "Thappad", starring Taapsee, prompted instant comparison with the romantic drama "Kabir Singh" on social media.

In "Kabir Singh", the hero has violent tendencies and is seen slapping the heroine, and she or he too slaps him.

The film's director Sandeep Reddy Vanga had defended the slapping saying a "little little bit of violence" is a component of a relationship.

"Kabir Singh", directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, was one among the most important grossers of 2019, but the film received flak for its misogynistic gaze and normalising violence in relationship.

Anubhav Sinha's "Thappad", which focuses on a lady seeking divorce after her husband slaps her during a party, is being considered by many on social media as a solution to Vanga's depiction of affection .

The film (Thappad) takes a significant check out the difficulty of violence , with particular specialise in how violent behaviour is ground for divorce, regardless of the amount of times it happens. Simply put, albeit it's only one slap, it counts as violence .

Reacting to the comparison, Taapsee said, "The film ('Kabir Singh') isn't entirely that . There was a flash therein film, which type of mad violence or physical abuse by a person on a lady normal and a neighborhood of affection and intensity. Our film opposes that.

"To say, it opposes the whole film are going to be too heavy a press release to form . In 'Thappad', we do not feel it (violence during a relationship) is okay," she added.

The 32-year-old actor said love can only thrive on respect and violence of any kind from anybody is unacceptable.

"Violence isn't a neighborhood of affection . Love is merely love until it's backed by respect. If there's no respect during a relationship, then there's no love."

Taapsee believes it's important to deal with the difficulty of violence which still plagues the society and affects women, regardless of their social background.

"It is vital that we mention it (domestic violence), that's why we made this film. once we were discussing about this film, we had this thing in mind, to point out that the girl is from an upper-middle-class educated and well-to-do family.

"It isn't that such things happen in those houses where people are uneducated. This happens in educated families also . it's happening with three women out of 5 ," she added.

Taapsee also added she would haven't done a movie like "Kabir Singh".

"I feel people shouldn't leave their brain reception while watching a movie . 'Kabir Singh' collected tons of cash and that i congratulate the manufacturers of that film, but i would not have done that film had I been offered Kabir Singh's part and clearly , i might haven't done the girl's part."

"Thappad" features Taapsee Pannu along side Pavail Gulati, Dia Mirza, Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi, Kumud Mishra and Manav Kaul. The film is slated to release on February 28.