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Rangoli Chandel shares an older clip of Raj Kapoor slapping Nargis in Awara about the questions ‘selective outrage’ against Kabir Singh

Sonal Ghai





Another instance added to Kabir Singh slap incident. Rangoli Chandel, Kangana Ranaut sister tweeted in support of the director Sandeep Reddy Vanga. She shared a clip of Raj Kapoor slapping Nargis in Awara to underline her argument. Rangoli retweeted a video of Raj Kapoor’s 1951 movie Awara, which showed him slapping actor Nargis, calling it his “most sexist and troublesome scene”. She says, “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 shows Raj slapping Nargis multiple times after she jokingly calls him ‘junglee (wild)’.

The blunder is about, Vanga’s film shows the lead actors Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani slap each other. The director said that “When you are deeply in love and deeply connected to a woman, if you don’t have the liberty of slapping each other, then I don’t see anything there.”

In return, another twitter user explained to Rangoli how films in the 1950s were not always the most enlightened in the concepts. “But it’s the 1950s, when women were more oppressed compare to now, couldn’t raise their voice like now. Those days the Internet non existed, films had a small market so it could influence millions. Definitely, this scene is not good to see, same like #KabirSingh forcing himself on women”. Rangoli replied, “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.”

Such debates are ongoing. Some side with the director and other challenges the thoughts. The debate lies between how women should be treated. Kabir Singh, tells the story of a short-tempered surgeon Kabir Singh (Shahid) who moves on a path of self-destruction, consuming drugs and alcohol after he cannot marry the love of his life Preeti (Kiara).

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