New Delhi: Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh might be raking cash at the box office, but the film has been slammed for glamorizing misogyny. Kabir Singh tells the story of a medical student who goes down the path of self-destruction after a failed relationship.
While Shahid Kapoor fans are praising the actor for his amazing performance, singer Sona Mohapatra has slammed him for portraying a role that is deep-rooted in misogyny and patriarchy.
She questioned Shahid's responsibility as an actor and called him a "creature of ambition."
"& how can we keep such deeply disturbing, dark & dangerous politics 'aside'? Does the actor have no responsibility for choosing to play a part in a narrative that can set us back as a society? Is that all we have become? Creatures of ambition? #LetsTalk #India #KabirSingh ," Sona Mohapatra tweeted.
In another tweet, Sona Mohapatra called out Rekha Sharma, the chairperson of the National Commission for Women, for praising Shahid's performance in Kabir Singh.
Sona tweeted, "Didn't notice the deeply misogynistic & patriarchal narrative? Just intense acting? That is truly deeply disturbing. That you are the chairperson of the @NCWIndia, makes me wonder about what we can hope for when it comes to women’s place in #India."
Kabir Singh is an official remake of the 2017 Telugu film Arjun Reddy. Shahid earlier said that one can draw a parallel between Devdas and Kabir Singh as both the stories revolve around self-destructive men.
Earlier Shahid had defended his choice of doing Kabir Singh by saying, "It's a movie. It's not real life. So, people should focus on the wrong things that happen in their life."
While Kabir Singh is receiving flak for being a misogynist film, it is doing great business at the box office. In two days of its release, the film has already crossed the Rs 40-crore mark. In fact, Kabir Singh has emerged as Shahid's biggest opener so far.