Shahid Kapoor starrer Kabir Singh and Vijay Deverakonda’s Arjun Reddy are once again in headlines. Thanks to the latest roundtable conference held by critic Anupama Chopra, Bollywood actors like Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Aayushmann Khurrana, Manoj Bajpai, and Vijay Deverakonda among others graced the couch and spoke about the industry. But what is making news is Qarib Qarib Single actress Parvathy’s stance on masculine toxicity and 'misogynistic film Kabir Singh, which is an official Hindi remake of Vijay Deverakonda’s Arjun Reddy. Despite receiving mixed reviews, the film had a fantastic run at the box-office.
While Parvathy is being hailed for strong stand in front of the actor, Deepika Padukone is now making headlines for backing the actress for her thoughts on Arjun Reddy. Known to have expressive eyes, Deepika Padukone first had a poker face, while Arjun Reddy actor Vijay Deverakonda was defending his film, Arjun Reddy. Later, Vijay’s words made her smirk so much so that she went back staring at the floor, stonily and the rage was clearly seen as she grabbed her coffee mug. (ALSO READ: Kabir Singh Inspired TikTok Star Kills A Girl; Sandeep Reddy Vanga Says ‘My Films Don’t Endorse Murder’)
Subtly giving it back, Deepika said at the round table conference, “In our country, cinema has the power to influence. It may not be the only reason for influence … but whether we like it or not, cinema and cricket are the two most influential things.” And then indirectly pointing Manoj and Vijay’s name into her statement, Deepika said, “You’ve got to do that responsibly or not. That’s a choice each one has to make individually--what they want to make of that opportunity that you’re given, of the platform. But, you cannot deny the fact that cinema hugely influences society.” (ALSO READ: Blame Game On Kabir Singh Once Again; Misha Kapoor Failed To Recognise Shahid Kapoor And Cried To Get Away From Him)