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Taapsee Pannu: Misogynists who didn’t see a problem with ‘Kabir Singh’, booed Rumi from ‘Manmarziyaan’
Over the years, Taapsee Pannu has created her own space in Bollywood. The actress has acted in various films and has proved her acting mettle. Taapsee, self-admittedly, is someone who needs a ‘brain-to-mouth’ filter as she never refrains from voicing her opinion. The ‘Pink’ actress recently took a sly dig at Sandeep Vanga, the director of ‘Kabir Singh’.
Recently, the Twitterati came up with the idea of what would happen if Kabir Singh meets Rumi (Taapsee’s character) from ‘Manmarziyaan’. While many jumped over this idea, Taapsee would never even give it a thought.
Talking about some people drawing a parallel between her character Rumi and Kabir Singh, Taapsee told Mumbai Mirror, “She (Rumi) was probably not a female ‘Kabir Singh’ but ‘Manmarziyaan’s Rumi Bagga was a flawed character too and ended up losing her love and getting divorced. The same misogynist people who didn’t see a problem with Kabir, booed Rumi. We aren’t oblivious to the double standards of our society.”
Sharing her thoughts on why ‘Kabir Singh’ is a problematic film, the ‘Badla’ actress said, “‘Kabir Singh’ and ‘Arjun Reddy’ are not the only films glorifying misogyny, there are several others too but not to this extent. That is one of the reasons why I do the kind of films I do, there should be a counter-narrative too. I know I’ll never be able to match up to the numbers of this film but that won’t deter me. We are on the cusp of a change and I am not going to give up now. The problem is not showing flawed characters. The problem is when you glorify them and make what they are doing seem heroic. This character is so revered that whatever he does is not just accepted, it is celebrated.”
Well, Taapsee does have a valid point over here.
On the work front, Taapsee will be next seen in Jagan Shakti’s space drama ‘Mission Mangal’. She also has ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ lined up which will be releasing during Diwali this year.
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