Kabir Singh director Sandeep Reddy Vanga's controversial statement ''It's not love, if you can't slap each other' had gone viral on social media a few days back. During an interview with an entertainment portal, Vanga said: "When you are deeply connected with a woman or vice versa, there is a lot of honesty in it. If you don't have that physical demonstration of...if you don't have that liberty of slapping each other, then I don't see anything there."
In relation to a gory incident in Nagpur, Taapsee Pannu made a reference to matters portrayed in Kabir Singh over which the director had earlier defended by saying, 'It's not love, if you can't slap each other'. Taking a cryptic and sarcastic dig at the director, 'Badla' actress Taapsee Pannu took to her Twitter handle and responded to the same horrific news piece that said 'Nagpur man smashes his 19-year old girlfriend's head over her 'character''. To this, Taapsee wrote that maybe they 'were madly in love with each other and this was a way to validate the same'.
Taapsee's comment was not taken well by the Netizens and she was being attacked for the same. One user even went ahead and compared Taapsee's sarcasm to Vivek Oberoi's 'sarcasm'. Pannu didn't shy away and gave it back to the user and later went on to post a 'statutory warning' too.
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Actress Huma Qureshi also supported Taapsee Pannu and wrote -
Meanwhile, post his controversial statement went viral, Sandeep Reddy Vanga in an interview with another portal said that he was misquoted. He said: "I had to say what I had to say. And then they cut out portions of my comments so that people don't know what I said before and after some of the comments that have created a controversy. The content was edited in a very wrong way. So that a section of women got another chance to attack me."
"I never said one 'needs' to slap. All I meant was, one needs to be fully honest in a committed relationship. And that honesty can take on a violent form. And why is only Kabir slapping his girlfriend Preeti being talked about? What about the fact that she too slaps him back? It works both ways. How they express their love is their choice. Why are some people judging them? And judging me for the way the characters behaviour? My point is, in a true relationship the emotions can get raw and violent," Sandeep was quoted in an interview to Hungama.
"I would do anything and everything with my partner to make sure I am my real self. I would drop all defenses, pull down all my guards. For me, the essence of a strong relationship is honesty. I wouldn't say I'd slap my partner. Even in the film...how do I explain to the idiots that, 'Preeti ne pehle maari hai, phir Kabir ne maara'. It's pointless to harp on the slap," Vanga concluded.
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