Though director Sandeep Reddy Vanga's Kabir Singh is constantly minting money at the box-office, it is also at the center of controversy. Recently, when the filmmaker was asked about the heavy criticism that came along with the good numbers, defending the theme of his film, he said that, "if you can't slap, if you can't touch your woman wherever you want, if you can’t kiss, I don’t see emotion there.”
Apparently, the remarks didn't go down well with the netizens who have been bashing the man, left, right and center. However, in a recent statement, the filmmaker said that he was misquoted by the press.
While clarifying the situation to Times Now, he told, “You took me completely wrong. It’s not assault. When you’re so close to each other, when you can’t handle your worst thing with each other. And you don’t have the liberty of showing your worst side. The worst thing is not like ‘iss din daaru peeke aake maar rha hai’. It’s about the liberty of the expression between a couple who is deeply connected. It works for a woman also and it works for a man also. I spoke for both the sides. But sadly, they are quoting in a very wrong way.”
Asked about the physical violence in the film, Vanga told Times Now, “I’m not endorsing that. I can’t reply to everybody in this world. When people are deeply connected in love they should not shy away from the fact that they can show their worst side to each other. That’s what love is all about when you can’t handle the person in their worst side.”
Talking about Kabir Singh's box office collections, the film is currently having a dream run at the Indian markets. The film has already made a grand entry at the 200 crore club, surpassing Bharat's lifetime collections. Going by the latest trends, Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer will easily cross the 250 crore mark as well.
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