Taapsee Pannu‘s Thappad is certainly one of the most groundbreaking films of the year. While most people have been appreciating Taapsee and the entire team for their performance and the subject matter, not everyone seems to agree. Famous Bollywood choreographer and director Ahmed Khan seem to disagree. Recently in an interaction with Mumbai Mirror, the Baaghi 3 director Ahmed Khan said that he finds the story of Thappad quite strange. The director can’t understand how a wife can leave her husband forever just because of one slap. The director is of the opinion that if the wife has a problem she too should slap her husband twice in return.
Elaborating on the same, he said:
If I ever slap my wife, she can slap me back and end it. If I tell her that I don’t want to be with her anymore, then she can also tell me the same. But, will a slap decide whether a couple can stay together or not? But then, everyone has a different point of view and way of looking at it.
Reacting to the director’s statement, Taapsee simply said that she didn’t feel the need to respond to this and he makes films based on what he thinks and she will make films based on what she believes. She said the final verdict rests with the audience.
She also said:
We have always seen relationships where there is love and respect. But, there might be those kinds of relationships too, of which he is talking about. He can continue to make films he is comfortable with. We will do what we are comfortable doing.
Thappad is the story of a housewife that leaves her husband after he slaps her during a party. Taapsee has done a wonderful job by playing Amrita.
Credit: Mumbai Mirror