EXCLUSIVE: Kanika Dhillon: There was no glorification of domestic violence in Haseen Dillruba

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Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey, Harshvardhan Rane starrer Haseen Dillruba received a mixed response from the audience. There are still debates and discussion going around portrayal of various subjects like domestic violence, gaslighting and infidelity in the film.

Many questioned the film’s plot and wondered if it promoted domestic violence if scenes are seen in isolation. This definitely led to a huge public discourse and in an exclusive chat with Bollywood Bubble, we asked the film’s writer Kanika Dhillon if she would have liked to do anything differently following the debate and criticism the film received.

Answering our question on whether she would have done it differently, Kanika said, “I don’t think I would have done anything differently. Some people have interpreted it differently. That is their choice and that is their right to view it the way they want to. And it is my right to present it the way I want. And I have no qualms about the way it was presented. I know for a fact that there was no glorification of domestic violence. Whatever parameters had to be met to have the correct gender politics between a man and a woman, between the oppressed and the oppressor, all that was in place.”

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She further added, “The main point where we could have fallen into the trap of glorification of violence is if the woman had fallen in love with a man because he was violent towards her, and that is clearly not the case in this film. Because it’s shown so clearly in the film, I don’t think this deserves anymore explanation that I have already given. So I would just like to say, ‘No I wouldn’t present it differently.’ But at the same time, all opinions are welcome and I hope you all enjoyed the film, whichever parts you did.”

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