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CBFC member slams 'Kabir Singh' on Twitter, calls it a 'terribly misogynistic' film

'Kabir Singh' is a remake of Telugu movie 'Arjun Reddy'.

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Jun 25, 2019, 05.58 PM IST
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CBFC member named Vani Tripathi Tikoo (L) took to Twitter to slam the film.
Sandeep Vanga directorial 'Kabir Singh', starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in pivotal roles, has been host to mixed response from audiences and critics. Despite a good reponse on the box office, some fans slammed the makers for producing a misogynistic film. The film, which is a remake of Telugu movie 'Arjun Reddy', depicts Kapoor as a surgeon who becomes a drug addict and womaniser after the love of his life, Preeti Sikka (Advani), is married to another man. Recently, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) member named Vani Tripathi Tikoo took to Twitter to slam the 'terribly misogynistic' 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! 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? #StopMisogyny #KabirSingh"



Tikoo, however, did not stop here. While responding to another tweet, she wrote, "Someone asked me after my last post what's wrong with an Actor choosing a role? Dear pal there is never a wrong or a right it's the choices that you make on the screen to portray is what defines who you are! A character is only a piece of written paper if not enlivened by an actor!"



'Kabir Singh' hit the theatres on Friday and collected Rs 87 crore in its opening weekend.

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It's poll season in India. The 2019 multi-phased Lok Sabha elections have kicked off across the country. And it seems that political fervour has found flavour on screen as well. Biopics and films on political intrigue have created quite a buzz on social media, and away from it as well. This year, so far, has witnessed the announcement and release of three such movies on top political figures of the country across decades. While some of these have been deemed offensive, others have been touted as political propaganda. Hailed by fans, slammed by critics and trolls, these films nevertheless have been talked about. Here's a look at films with political hues that have courted controversy:
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