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Here’s what Taapsee Pannu has to say about Thappad being called an answer to Kabir Singh


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Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh is one of the highest grossers of 2019. But the film faced a lot of controversies as a lot of people felt that the movie normalised physical abuse in a relationship.

A few days ago, the trailer of Taapsee Pannu starrer Thappad was released and it has received a great response. On social media, people started calling the film an answer to Kabir Singh. While talking about it, recently, Taapsee told a news agency, “The film (Kabir Singh) is not entirely about that. There was a moment in that film, which kind of made domestic violence or physical abuse by a man on a woman normal and a part of love and intensity. Our film opposes that. To say, it opposes the entire film will be too heavy a statement to make. In Thappad, we don’t feel it (violence in a relationship) is okay.”

The actress believes that violence is not a part of love. She said, “Violence is not a part of love. Love is only love until it is backed by respect. If there is no respect in a relationship, then there is no love.”

Thappad is about a woman who files for divorce after her husband slaps her at a party. The movie mainly focuses on domestic violence and Taapsee feels it is important to talk about the issue. She said, “It is important that we talk about it (domestic violence), that’s why we made this film. When we were discussing about this film, we had this thing in mind, to show that the girl is from an upper-middle-class educated and well-to-do family. It is not that such things happen in those houses where people are uneducated. This happens in educated families as well. It is happening with three women out of five.”

Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Thappad is slated to release on 28th February 2020.