Kabir Singh has created a rage all over the country. It is one of the most talked about topics right now due to its content that apparently glorifies abusive relationships as passionate. Not only has the movie beaten Vicky Kaushal’s URI: The Surgical Strike to become the highest-grossing film of 2019, but it also turned out to be one of the best roles Shahid Kapoor has ever given Bollywood.
The movie became the talk of the town after director Sandeep Reddy Vanga openly talked about his beliefs in love in an interview with Anupama Chopra. He said, “She slapped him without a reason; at least Kabir had a reason to slap her. If you can’t slap, if you can’t touch your woman wherever you want, if you can’t kiss, I don’t see the emotion there.” This statement was not well received by the audience as well as many Bollywood celebrities.
Now after the much received criticism and hate director Sandeep’s Arjun Reddy, played by Vijay Deverakonda in the original Telugu version of Kabir Singh, has defended him. Talking about the 37-year-old director’s belief of true love, Vijay explained that even though the words sounded wrong he understood where Vanga was coming from. He said,
I'm saying I completely understand him and I completely understand people having an issue with it as well. But none of us is wanting to listen to it for what he has to say, we want it to fit our [narrative]... Imagine Sandeep being in a relationship where he has loved someone so much that they were intimate as and when the wanted, they abused each other as and when they wanted, they hit each other, but they loved each other and they were happy. But imagine I'm coming from a house where my parents were hitting each other and when I hear something like this, it disturbs me. So I'm saying it comes from the relationships you had as a person. It comes from your own experiences. You can't generalise it. So what he is saying is right because for him it was what love meant and he absolutely respected that woman and loved that woman and that woman loved him back. So what he's saying was what was his life and his experiences and that's how the relationship was and that's how he showed passion, that's how it was. I think we should listen to him and be okay because we are all unique individuals and we all have unique kind of relationships.- Vijay Deverakonda
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It was recently announced that his film Dear Comrade has been bought by Karan Johar and will be remade in Hindi by him.
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