13:01 GMT13 May 2021
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    Triggering extreme reactions, the Shahid Kapoor-starrer Bollywood flick ‘Kabir Singh’ is fast becoming the talk of the town.

    New Delhi (Sputnik): Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor has been on the receiving end of flak from netizens for his recent movie, ‘Kabir Singh’, which many have dubbed as “misogynistic” and feeding into the “patriarchal mindset”. The Bollywood flick, which is the Hindi remake of an earlier regional film, portrays the story of a hot-headed surgeon who turns into a substance abuser after his lover abandons him.

    Although the film is doing exceedingly well at the box office, a section of women rights activists are condemning Shahid for “promoting misogyny and violent approach towards women” in the movie. Many netizens are even calling the movie to be banned and boycotted.  

    Earlier, a section of the Indian film industry too condemned the film, with singer Sona Mohapatra and Indian film certification board (CBFC) member Vani Tripathi speaking out against the movie’s display of ‘male chauvanism’

    However, there have also been many who defended Shahid Kapoor and his movie, stating that any film should only be seen as a piece of art.

    Meanwhile, film critics have rated the film well and are encouraging people to watch it.

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