Rhea and Ektaa Kapoor speak out against hate speech and criticism over 'Thank You For Coming'

Today, Rhea Kapoor and Ektaa Kapoor took to their social media to address the relentless criticism from trade websites and journalists involving their film.

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Rhea Kapoor and Ektaa R Kapoor are celebrated for their fearless selection of themes and their openness to tackle non-conventional subjects with their films and shows. 

The duo's latest creation 'Thank You For Coming' is causing quite a stir all across the internet owing to various reasons and while there are flowers of praises, it has also been receiving harsh comments from the netizens. Today, Rhea Kapoor and Ektaa Kapoor took to their social media to address the relentless criticism from trade websites and journalists who have been attacking them and their colleagues involved in the film. 

The message read, "I’ve never read trade websites nor have they ever informed the films I choose to make. However, it has come to my attention that one so-called ‘credible’ trade journalist has been posting dangerous hate speech against myself and my co-producers. Admitting that he hasn’t seen the film, he's angered by our message- Women's rejection of shame. Stating that these stories have no place in ‘Hindi cinema’, he openly spews misogynistic rhetoric and encourages violence against us. I was told to pay no attention to the ravings of an obviously unstable individual. So, you can imagine my disappointment when I learn that this person actually has some impact on the way our industry feels. How are we ok with this? Not just ok, we're subscribing to it. Inspite of men like him, I cannot emphasise enough how much it means to me to have this film out there, loved and watched. The intent of this film was clear from the very beginning. To reject shame, reject your past traumas and embrace yourself just as you are. I won’t walk this tightrope of what society is comfortable with me being anymore and for your sake, I hope you don’t either. Thank you for coming. " 

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Ektaa R Kapoor also shared the same post and her captio read, "In full solidarity with my partner !!! From hate speech to instigating violence against us this jurno has done everything/) n he has r even seems. Film ! I had taken him on during #thappad ! When I was still on Twitter 😆!’ He is a credible journalist n trade analyst but his long standing ‘ isssue’ of how movies on abuse or pleasure of women ‘shud not b made in Hindi cinema’ is also well known!!! We r a public limited company we work out our sales n then make films n this one will break even this Friday or sat !!! So no one tell u Wat to make !! Hate a film is ur pregortive !!!to abuse d makers n give hate speeches well 😘😁😁😁😁we ain’t stopping 😍😍😍😂xoxoxo: Ps @rheakapoor I’m boosting this one😀😀😀😀😀😀😀."

The film features Bhumi Pednekar, Shehnaaz Gill, Dolly Singh, Kushaa Kapila, and Shibani Bedi. Produced by Balaji Telefilms Limited and Anil Kapoor Film Communication Network Pvt. Ltd, 'Thank You For Coming' is currently in theaters. 

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