Kartik Aaryan, Bollywood’s latest chocolate hero, addressed his controversy-inducing submit on Instagram from final month that led to individuals accusing him of being a misogynist, reported The Hindustan Occasions.
Within the mentioned TikTok video, Kartik had joked about beating up his sister for not cooking meals nicely.
Speaking to Anupama Chopra, the Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor mentioned, “It was said that it promoted domestic violence. Think about it, if that had been the case, don’t you think my sister would have objected? Or my mom? They watched it before we uploaded it.”
“Things are sometimes blown out of proportion. After I deleted the video, many people asked me why I deleted it. There are two sides to everything, and you just have to go along. But I am not promoting anything,” he added.
He then went on to elucidate why he deleted the video. “I know it hurts some people’s sentiments, that’s why I deleted it. If someone was even slightly hurt by it, I should just delete it and not get into it. I wouldn’t really care about it,” he mentioned.
He additionally talked about the truth that he’s usually accused of getting a “blind spot for what could potentially be seen as misogynistic messaging.” To this he mentioned that he chooses his movies solely after trusting the director’s imaginative and prescient and the move of the story.
The TikTok video had garnered a lot controversy with singer Sona Mohapatra saying, “It is a slap in the face of those women who are trapped inside their home due to the coronavirus lockdown, suffering domestic violence.”
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