Kiara Advani talks about criticism on Kabir Singh ‘We didn’t expect the extent of it’

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

23rd Oct, 2020. 01:25 pm
Kiara Advani Kabir Singh

Actress Kiara Advani spoke about criticism in her movie ‘Kabir Singh’.

Kiara Advani and Shahid Afridi starred in the popular movie ‘Kabir Singh’. It made huge business but received backlash from viewers as well.

The actress spoke about criticism in a virtual session on Neha Dhupia’s chat show, No Filter Neha.

She said, “I was happy when Guilty came out and Good Newwz came out and people were like okay, wow, she’s a versatile actor and you know I’ve got all the critical acclaim for. But, with Kabir, I think, it was, I was very nervous before the film release because I was aware that section of backlash would come because we saw it happen with the first film. So, we knew it would happen.”

 “We didn’t expect the extent of it because of course with the Hindi Film Industry, it’s a larger audience and the way the film reached out to people,” she added.

Kiara also said that the movie’s last scene justified everything. “For me, that scene showed her strength, she wasn’t just going to just go back to the man she loved. She decided to raise a child on her own, she left, she left him, she left the man her parents forced her to marry. I just felt she was not the woman that maybe other people saw her be till that interval and I felt unfortunate for those people who did have the comments of misogyny and all of that which of course there is a part of the character but that’s something that was always known to the audience when you see it in the promos also.”

“Unfortunately, some people just made the slap, the whole movie about one slap. It was not about one slap. That’s not something that I stand for. And, that’s not something that I would ever stand for and that’s not something Preeti stood for, either. Because she left him, she’s like no way, you have ruined whatever we’ve had this entire issue and she doesn’t go back to him and he comes finding her and even at that moment she doesn’t want to see his face but they have a confrontation and that’s what their climax scene, I think was 20 minutes long, where everything is discussed, argued and I guess, love is love at the end of the day. They both come back together,” she concluded. 

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