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    Indian Actress Taapsee Pannu’s Tweet on Murder of Teenager Sparks Row

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian actress Taapsee Pannu’s recent tweet regarding a murder case, in which a man killed his 19-year-old girlfriend after suspecting her of cheating, has sparked an online row with a lot of strong reactions from netizens.

    Known for her popular flicks like “Mulk” and “Manmarziyaan”, the actress on Monday retweeted a news piece about a murder case, sarcastically captioning it “this ‘act’ was to validate his TRUE love for her.”

    The Tweet was an apparent dig at the Bollywood director Sandeep Reddy Vanga who shot blockbuster movie 'Kabir Singh,' but recently made controversial remarks in an interview, seemingly normalizing a bit of hitting and slapping among couples in love.

    Taapsee's sarcastic remarks about a real and gruesome murder did not go over so well with some netizens.

    Social media users lashed out at the actress, questioning how she dared to make light of a case, as serious as the murder of a teenager.

    Some of her fans were a little more receptive towards her. A segment of netizens tried to justify Taapsee's comments, saying that she was only using sarcasm to mock “patriarchal” Indian society, and didn’t intend to make fun of the murder case.

    Taapsee, however, was in no mood to take the trolling lying down, she shot back at the trolls, saying they were clueless about the concept of sarcasm. 

    The murder case that Taapsee was referring to was a recent incident, in the Indian city of Nagpur, where a man confessed to killing his girlfriend because he suspected her of being unfaithful.

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