CBFC member slams Shahid Kapoor for misogyny even as Kabir Singh’s sensational run at box office continues


CBFC member Vani Tripathi Tikoo has slammed actor Shahid Kapoor for misogyny in Kabir Singh even as his latest release continues to smash box office records.

Shahid Kapoor

Tripathi took to Twitter to accuse Shahid of promoting misogyny in his film. She wrote, “I’m serious about this thought that Misogyny is “Infectious” have been noticing the narrative around #KABIRSINGH past few days..What a terribly misogynistic and extremely violent film! Arjun Reddy was bad enough and now this remake! Am I surprised it’s doing well …Well Well!”

Her subsequent tweet read, “I find it baffling that “Big Stars” make these choices who actually lead by Example! As the Cinematic journey of the country has gone beyond its “Traditional” Women as “Eye Candy” routine. Can we remember how movie characters are idolised?”

Tripathi’s criticism comes days after singer Sona Mohapatra slammed Shahid, accusing him of toxic masculinity. The singer had to face incessant trolling for her alleged hypocrisy after many social media users highlighted she had given voice to many songs that objectified women.

Meanwhile, Kabir Singh has continued to smash box office records with its phenomenal run. The film has already collected close to Rs 90 crore within four days of its release. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#KabirSingh is sensational… ₹ 17.5 cr+ on a working day [Mon]? Most biggies don’t collect that on a Sun… Eyes ₹ 200 cr… May challenge #Uri [highest grossing #Hindi film of 2019]… Fri 20.21 cr, Sat 22.71 cr, Sun 27.91 cr, Mon 17.54 cr. Total: ₹ 88.37 cr. India biz.”

Adarsh added, “#KabirSingh is rewriting the rules of the game… Does remarkable biz on Day 4 [working day]… Will hit ₹ ? cr today [Day 5]… #KabirSingh is trending better than *all* biggies released this year: #Bharat, #Kesari, #TotalDhamaal and #GullyBoy… Amazing!”

Kabir Singh is a Hindi remake of hit Telugu film Arjun Reddy. The film also stars Kiara Advani.


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