Bhumi Pednekar’s upcoming film Pati Patni Aur Woh has sparked controversy after Kartik Aaryan’s monologue about marital rape from the film went viral. Speaking to Zoom the Sonchiriya actress has issued an apology in Kartik's behalf.
If we have hurt anybody’s sentiments, we are sorry, because that wasn’t the intention. But everybody who is involved in Pati Patni Aur Woh, does not belong to that school, does not belong to that thought process.- Bhumi Pednekar
Earlier this week, the team launched the trailer of Pati Patni Aur Woh the cast and crew of the film were flooded with online backlash for the dialogue. The film will feature Kartik as a middle-class husband, Bhumi as his wife and Ananya Panday plays the ‘other woman’ in this equation.
The trailer encompasses a scene wherein Kartik complains to his friend how men are called rapists if they force their wives into having sex.
Kartik says “Biwi se sex maang lein toh hum bikhaari. Biwi ko sex na de toh hum atyachaari. Aur kisi tarah jugaad laga ke usse sex haasil kar lena toh balaatkari bhi hum hai. (If we ask our wives for sex then we’re called beggars, if we deny them sex then we’re called torturers, and if we coerce them into having sex with us, we’re called rapists),” he says in the video.
Now that Bhumi has issued an apology on Kartik’s behalf for the marital rape joke, why hasn’t Kartik yet issued an official apology?
Stay tuned for more details.