Tweet Slams Vicky Kaushal, Ranbir Kapoor For Doing TJMM, ZHZB That Spew Hate On Women, Gets Mixed ReactionsThe real and reel difference shouldn't be ignored!
Nowadays, people want logic and a believable story in films. I feel, for some viewers, films are no longer a way to escape reality. Fair enough, there are certain perspectives on which we judge films and those criteria depend from person to person. Like, you may or may not agree but a Twitter user criticised two recent Bollywood films of Vicky Kaushal and Ranbir Kapoor- Zara Hatke Zara Bachke and Tu Jhooti Main Makkaar respectively on these grounds. The user bashed the actors’ choices for doing such films which show female characters in a villainous position just for demanding a house of their own after marriage. Well, the comment received mixed reactions from the users, which was quite expected!
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The Twitter user by the name of Prapti shed her thoughts on the recent releases of Vicky Kaushal and Ranbir Kapoor. The user pointed out that in both films, the female characters are written to be hated, only because they want separate homes after marriage. The user bashed Vicky Kaushal and Ranbir Kapoor for their hypocritic choice of films because none of them live with their parents after marriage, and happily live with actor-wives separately.
As far as I know, neither Vicky Kaushal nor Ranbir Kapoor live in the same house as their parents, have homes with their actor-wives and seem happy. Why then be such shameless hypocrites and partake in spewing hate on screen against women wanting separate homes after marriage?
— Prapthi (@prapthi_m) June 5, 2023
She called Bollywood, a “Misogynistic” and “Regressive” hellhole. She also called out these films for portraying career-driven and independent women in a negative light.
And of course stereotyping of the ones who are ambitious, career-driven and independent as being selfish, egotistical and wrong/negative and a "happy ending" that is them compromising tickles their sickles like nothing else does.
— Prapthi (@prapthi_m) June 6, 2023
Now Twitter users’ comments on the films received mixed reactions from other users. Some people highlighted the difference between reel and real in this case. They criticised the user for judging actors’ personal opinions based on their characters in films. In the actors’ defence, some people also pointed out that they were doing their jobs by playing the characters in these films, and were portraying a director or writer’s vision onscreen.
Difference between reel and real. They played the characters. The world would be a difficult place for actors if they were judged on the basis of their characters.
I can't remember how many times criminals have been protagonists of movies.
— जतिन (Jatin) 🇮🇳 (@jbhatnagar238) June 6, 2023
I don’t think it’s their personal opinion…it’s just another POV which resonates with Indian masses…also in jhooti makkar film the idea was to live in joint family while having a separate floor to themselves & kitchen too…not saying that I personally want that either
— Krishanu Ghosh (@krishanughosh) June 6, 2023
They did not spew any hate. These are two different stories where they are not playing themselves.
— ALINJAR DAN (@AlinjarDan) June 6, 2023
Onscreen they are communicating writter/ director's vision , it's their job to do that as actors.
— hermit (@cosmicash_dust) June 6, 2023
It's just a movie ..relax..movies are for entertainment.. not everything has to be taken seriously
— sham (@sham42347312) June 5, 2023
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However, there were also some users who agreed with the OG’s comment and further put forth their thoughts on the hypocrisy that exists in society towards women.
— MoneyTalkWithL (@LarissaFernand) June 6, 2023
This gap in real/reel is hypocrisy.
Also: separate home/ kitchen after marriage is commonsense only.
This whole idea of bringing home the bahu and then putting household work duties on her is not done.
— namita (@namitaj68) June 6, 2023
Television and movies greatly influence people perspective. Gender equality, caste/religion acceptable and tolerance in society were all results of progressive movies back in 80s. The mental declination of society started from serials like Kyunki Saas .etc
— Armin (@A_KourChoudhary) June 5, 2023
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TBH, it’s true that commercial films should be watched with a certain POV where you can not always expect it to be politically correct. Also, it is not fair to say that actors endorse the same ideas in real life too. Vicky Kaushal has done movies that highlight the evils of our society like Masaan or serious films like Raazi. Is this criticism really correct?