MUMBAI: The actor turned politician Smriti Irani took to her Instagram account and showered praises to the team of 'Thappad'. The union minister got emotional and wrote that even the slightest of domestic violence is not acceptable and it should be stopped now.
Along with the trailer of the Taapsee Pannu starrer movie, Irani wrote. "How many have heard “aurat ko hi adjust karna padta hai“? How many think “ki maar pitai sirf gareeb auraton ke hi pati karte hai”? How many believe “ki educated aadmi kabhi haath nahi uthata”? How many tell their girls their daughter-in-laws “koi baat nahi beta aisa to humare saath bhi hua lekin dekho aaj kitne khush hai”? I might not support the political ideology of the director or may disagree with some actors on some issues but this is a story that I will definitely watch and hope people watch it with their families. It’s not ok to hit a woman ... not even a slap ... not even JUST one slap Courtesy: @tseries.official."
'Thappad' addresses the issue of domestic violence but watching its trailer you might think that it was just a slap. But no, even a slap is not okay and no matter what mood your spouse is, he/she does not get the certificate to hit you. The trailer shows the mentality of the society according to which a woman has to make sacrifices for the success of any relationship. This is what Taapsee stands against and wants to separate from her husband after he slaps her at a party.
Violence has never been an expression of love and this is what the film intends to fight against. Talking about her character in this upcoming movie, Taapsee said, "The character Amrita was suffocating for me in the end and I took it as a challenge. After 15 days of shooting, I started feeling claustrophobic. It was tough for me."
The movie is directed by Anubhav Sinha and also stars Dia Mirza, Kumud Mishra, Tanvi Azmi, Ratna Pathak Shah and Ram Kapoor in prominent roles. 'Thappad' is set to hit the theatres on 28th February.