Vikramaditya Motwane, Sona Mohapatra Slam Kabir Singh Director For Tweet On Hyderabad Murder Case

Publish On: 02 Dec, 2019 03:09 PM | Updated   |   Sj Desk  

The recent brutal rape and murder of a veterinarian doctor in Hyderabad shook the entire nation, causing a widespread uproar demanding capital punishment for the four accused. People all over India are outraged, including Bollywood celebrities, who took to social media sites to condemn the horrific crime. One such celebrity was Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who directed the (in)famous movie 'Kabir Singh'. The filmmaker, sharing his piece on Twitter called for a brutal sentence for such crimes against women. 

He said "FEAR is the only factor which can change things radically in a society and FEAR should be the new rule. Brutal sentence will set an example. Now every girl in the country needs a firm guarantee.I request @warangalpolice to come into action"

His tweet was met by criticism from filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane and singer Sona Mohapatra who called him out for his misogynistic movie. 

Vanga was heavily criticized by moviegoers for masking violence as romance in his films- Arjun Reddy and Kabir Singh. As if Arjun Reddy was already not an assault on logic, Vanga went ahead and remade it in Hindi with Shahid Kapoor. One free "Gyan" the male protagonist gives to the female lead is to only be friends with "fat chicks". Fat chicks and beautiful girls should hang out together because other girls will leave you but fat girls will be loyal. One other point of criticism against Kabir Singh was that he slapped his girlfriend "out of love".  

Vikramaditya Motwane responded to Vanga’s statement with an obvious 'Kabir Singh' reference- “Will that FEAR stop them from slapping her?”

Singer Sona Mohapatra, wrote, “Would also help if you did your job better.Stop making films where you glorify sexist behaviour, misogyny & violence against women. Films like #KabirSingh aka #ArjunReddy where you ride on male toxicity for commercial gain. Maybe use your ‘virtue signalling’ in your work?”

Vanga also received flak from netizens who called him out for his "hypocrisy" and the 'toxic masculinity' showed in his films.