The criticism for Shahid Kapoor starrer Kabir Singh doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon.
Even after it has become the highest-grossing film of the year, constant debates and discussions about the implications of Bollywood characters are taking place.
The same conversations have heated up after TikTok star Johnny Dada aka Ashwani Kumar’s case.
The popular social media user murdered a flight attendant named Nitika Sharma after he got to know that she was getting married to someone else.
The man was already ‘wanted’ for three murders in Uttar Pradesh. After he committed suicide last week, the Bijnor Police investigated the matter and found that the man was highly impressed by Shahid’s Kabir Singh and often posted images and dialogues from the film.
The character’s aggressive behaviour seemed to have resonated with Ashwani and he was even seen mouthing dialogues like ‘Jo Mera Nahin Ho Sakta, Usse Kisi Aur Ke Hone Ka Mauka Nahin Doonga’ in his videos.
Now, as reported by Mid-Day, the director of the film – Sandeep Reddy Vanga, commented on the entire matter.
He told a daily, “I feel sorry for the girl and her family. It is unfortunate that people have lost their lives. As filmmakers, we are responsible for our craft and need to consider the repercussions, but never have my films [endorsed] killing anyone. Kabir Singh or even Arjun Reddy [the Telugu original] never [supported] murder.”