Kanika Dhillon rejects claims of glorifying domestic violence in ‘Haseen Dillruba’

Kanika Dhillon has denied the reactions that suggest ‘Haseen Dillruba’ has glorified domestic violence. In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, the screenwriter gave her response on the matter.

Taapsee Pannu-Vikrant Massey starrer ‘Haseen Dillruba’ has been constantly making headlines since its release. After garnering mixed reviews from both the audience as well as the critics, some have now raised the question of whether the film glorifies domestic violence.

In a recent interview with Bollywood Bubble, the screenwriter of the film Kanika Dhillon explained that the film does not promote domestic violence and stated, “I know for a fact that there was no glorification of domestic violence. Whatever parameters had to be met to have the correct gender politics between a man and a woman, between the oppressed and the oppressor, all that was in place.”

She further added, “The main point where we could have fallen into the trap of glorification of violence is if the woman had fallen in love with a man because he was violent towards her, and that is clearly not the case in this film. Because it’s shown so clearly in the film, I don’t think this deserves any more explanation than I have already given. So I would just like to say, ‘No I wouldn’t present it differently.’ But at the same time, all opinions are welcome and I hope you all enjoyed the film, whichever parts you did.”

Meanwhile, Taapsee had earlier this week asked readers not to “single out one or two scenes and make the entire film about them” in an interview with Hindustan Times.

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