Taapsee Pannu: 'Thappad' is not opposed to 'Kabir Singh' but to physical abuse in love

Actor Taapsee Pannu he does not believe Thappad 'is an antidote to Shahid Kapoor's protagonist' Kabir Singh ', but she says the film definitely opposes physical abuse in the name of love. 'Kabir Singh', directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, was one of the biggest collectors of 2019, but the film received criticism for its misogynistic look and the normalization of violence in relationships.

Anubhav Sinha's 'Thappad', which focuses on a woman seeking divorce after her husband slaps her in a party, is being considered by many on social media as an answer to Vanga's depiction of love.

The movie ('Kabir Singh') is not completely about that. There was a moment in that movie, what kind of crazy domestic violence or physical abuse by a man about a normal woman and a part of love and intensity. Our movie 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, Taapsee told.

The 32-year-old actor said that love can only thrive in respect and violence of any kind by any person is unacceptable.

Violence is not 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.

Taapsee believes it is important to address the issue of domestic violence that still affects society and affects women, regardless of their social origin.

It is important that we talk about it (domestic violence), that's why we made this movie. When we were discussing this movie, we had this in mind, to show that the girl is from an educated upper middle class and well-off family

It is not that such things happen in those houses where people have no education. This also happens in educated families. It's happening with three out of five women, he added.

'Thappad' also features Pavail Gulati, Mirza day Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi, Kumud Mishra and Manav Kaul. He is scheduled to hit theaters on February 28.