Actor Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel has made it her main goal to fight the 'tormenting' against movie producer Sandeep Reddy Vanga of Kabir Singh. Rangoli retweeted a video of Raj Kapoor's 1951 movie Awara, which indicated him slapping on-screen actor Nargis, calling it his "most sexist and troublesome scene ".
“Raj Kapoor’s most sexist and troublesome scene, this is the true face of Bollywood so don’t act holier than thou for a south maker and consider Raj Kapoor a legend #saynotoselectiveoutrage,” she wrote in her tweet. The scene indicates Raj Kapoor slapping Nargis multiple times after she jokingly calls him ‘junglee (wild)’.
Vanga's film shows lead actor Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani slap one another. The director, in an ongoing interview, had said that "When you are deeply in love and deeply connected to a woman and the other way around, on the off chance that you don't have the liberty of slapping one another, at that point, I don't see anything there." He received a lot of flak for his comments on social media.
A Twitter user tried to explain to Rangoli how movies in the 1950s were not generally the most illuminated in the ideas of common regard or equality. "Yet, it's the 1950s, when women were more abused compare to now, couldn't raise their voice like now. Those days the Internet has not existed, films had a little market so it could impact millions. Definitely, this scene isn't good to see, same like #KabirSingh compelling himself on women," the tweet read. Rangoli answered, “Yes Deepa ji we should collectively rise, Sanju should also rise Gully Boy should also rise Kabir Singh should also rise.... bullying just one filmmaker is not ok.”
Kabir Singh is the Hindi remake of Telugu hit Arjun Reddy. The first blockbuster featured Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey. It recounts to the tale of a short-tempered surgeon Kabir Singh played by Shahid Kapoor who goes on a way of self-destruction, consuming drugs and alcohol after he cannot marry the love of his life Preeti played by Kiara.