Ever since the trailer of Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar, and Ananya Panday starrer Pati Patni Aur Woh dropped it started getting mixed reactions.
The marital rape dialogue in the trailer faced a huge backlash by the audience. After getting negative reactions on social media, both actors and makers apologized for hurting the sentiments and revealed that they have removed the bit from the film.
In the trailer Kartik’s character Chintu Tyagi was seen ranting on his married life in front of his friend played by Aparshakti Khurrana.
Later both lead actors of the film Kartik Aaryan and Bhumi Pednekar admitted that it was a lapse of judgement.
However, director of the film Mudassar Aziz reacted on the whole issue and said the outrage was without even understanding the context.
“A lot of people said the dialogue insinuated that marital rape is ok. What’s the line? A man seems to be saying ‘If I do this I’m called this, if I do that I’m called this also.’ Ninety-nine percent of men in the country do not even know when they are committing marital rape. Coming back home after work and waking up a sleeping wife, even if you indulge in foreplay, that’s not consent. A filmmaker presents that line in a film, everyone starts to tell him to remove that word from the film,” Mudassar Aziz told a leading daily.
Meanwhile, the makers have now removed the part from the film. The makers also reshot some parts of the song ‘Dilbara’ in just one day earlier this week. “Coming to the removal part, we have to understand a slightly more collaborative way that on one side you are saying you want to create awareness but a filmmaker is not able to say the rape. But, you are talking about rape awareness. How are you going to do it? If you don’t define it then how is it going to happen? And going beyond that if someone says the word Balatkar 25 times, but you’ll laugh so much in the scene. Then someone wants to talk about something relevant, then you find this as a past time.
That’s not how we should do these things. Otherwise, if we are doing such things, we need to talk about it so the future generation is aware. Today, according to me, even a 12-year-old should know what is rape and even a 15-year-old should know the definition of consent backwards. Before touching another boy, girl, man woman or child, they should be aware of what consent is. If you are not going to talk about it then we’ll stay in the caves as long as you want. You are not going to find a solution,” the director added.
Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Renu Ravi Chopra the film is set to release on December 6, 2019.