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"NO means NO. Whether you are married or not, consent is paramount": Taapsee Pannu on marital rape

Taapsee Pannu has yet again raised concerns over the alarming rise in issues surrounding women. Gives her strong take on marital rape...

2020-12-30T12:29:00Z
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Taapsee Pannu speaking

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Since its release last week, Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors has been lauded by audiences and critics alike for its sensitive portrayal of critical issues faced by numerous women. Starring Pankaj Tripathi, Anupriya Goenka and Kirti Kulhari the show sheds light on the grim reality of marital rape and abuse; and what really goes on behind closed doors.

Actor Taapsee Pannu who has previously spoken up on the many issues faced by women, recently watched the show and shared her opinion on the topic.

Taapsee Pannu said,

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Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors portrays the grim reality faced by a lot of women in our country. It has addressed a topic shunned for far too long, that of marital rape. The show addresses the issue quite sensitively and intelligently and it has come at a time when we have seen an alarming rise in the domestic abuse cases faced by women in lockdown... I firmly believe that No means No; whether you are married or not - consent is paramount. I hope that this show builds confidence in women so they can speak against such acts of crime, and not keep quiet because of societal pressures... Pankaj Tripathi, Kirti Kulhari and Anupriya Goenka have delivered an exceptional performance in Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors; I urge you to go and watch the show right now.

- Taapsee Pannu
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Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors is the story of Anuradha Chandra (Kirti Kulhari)  who has confessed to stabbing her husband Bikram (Jisshu Sengupta). What initially appears to be an open-and-shut case, lawyers Madhav Mishra (Pankaj Tripathi) and Nikhat Hussain (Anuriya Goenka) believe there is more than what meets the eye. As the story unfolds, the issue of marital abuse and marital rape comes to the fore, provoking many to think about the importance of consent.

The other cast in the show includes powerhouse talents Ashish Vidyarthi, Jisshu Sengupta, Shilpa Shukla, Pankaj Saraswat, Ayaz Khan, Kalyanee Mulay, Ajeet Singh Palawat, Khushboo Atre, Tirrtha Murbadkar, and others. 

The 8-part courtroom drama series has been directed by Bollywood’s Rohan Sippy, Arjun Mukerjee and written by Apurva Asrani; and is now available in 7 languages on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.


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