Kriti Sanon who is gearing up for her mega Diwali release - Housefull 4 - spoke about the criticism on the Ek Chumma song from the film. Is it sexist? Netizens questioned. And Kriti in an interview with a leading tabloid hit back by saying 'How is it regressive?' and further clarified that the boys were singing those lines to their partner and not a stranger. She said if the song was disrespectful towards women, she would have spoken up long back.
She further cited 'Tareefan' song from Veere Di Wedding and questioned why no one pointed that male models were used just like mainstream uses female models in the background. "In Coca Cola (a song from Luka Chuppi), I was asked why the girl was being put down. But my character too was saying the same lines to the guy. How is it okay for a guy to be teased, but there's so much talk when a girl is being teased?," Sanon was quoted by Mid-Day.
On being asked if she is careful with the treatment of the film and the voice towards women, Kriti said that there is a lot of second-guessing because she wants to be responsible. "I don't want the wrong message to go out through a scene or the movie. Anything we do or say can be taken out of context and blown out of proportion. But we don't want to hurt anyone," Sanon told the website.
Housefull 4 is a reincarnation comedy that reportedly takes a subtle dig at Baahubali. The film had received a setback because of the #metoo movement. Director Sajid Khan and Nana Patekar, who was starring as the villain, were reportedly under allegations. Rana Daggubati then replaced Nana while Sajid was replaced by director Farhad Samji. Housefull 4 is the most expensive comedy film ever made according to media reports. The film will hit the theatres on October 25 this year.
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