The trailer of Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday starrrer Pati Patni Aur Woh had dropped online a few days ago. While some fans loved the twisted tale in the trailer, a major chunk of fans disliked the reference of marital rape in it. Many on the internet slammed the lead actor, Kartik as well as filmmaker, Mudassar Aziz for attempting to add a monologue in the film which talks about sex and marital rape. Amidst the outrage, the makers finally muted the word 'balatkar' in the film. Now, in a recent interaction with media, Mudassar Aziz talked about the same and even took a sly dig at Aamir Khan's, 3 Idiots. Pati Patni Aur Woh: Kartik Aaryan’s Rape Monologue to Be Chopped Off? Full Story Inside.
Aziz tagged the backlash around the word 'balatkar' as 'double standard' referring to how fans enjoyed the same word 36 times in Aamir's hit film, 3 Idiots. "It was very unfortunate that the word 'balatkar' has had to be replaced. It is unfortunate because I maintain my stand that a 12-year-old needs to know what rape is. The act is wrong, but if you are not going to talk about it and if they aren't going to know what the term stands for, you're going to be a generation that's unaware. Don't stop the word, stop the act," he said in an interaction with PTI. "By muting that word, you're not getting anything. What sort of double standard is it that in one film (3 Idiots) a person reads 'balatkar' 36 times from a letter and everyone was laughing," Mudassar added further. Kartik Aaryan's Pati Patni Aur Woh Trailer Faces Flak for Making a Joke About Marital Rape (Read Tweets).
Check Out The Trailer Of Pati Patni Aur Woh Below:
For the unversed, in the trailer, Kartik Aaryan in a conversation with Aparshakti Khurrana rants about how making love with women is difficult. The monologue by Kartik goes like this, where he says, “Biwi se sex maang lein, toh hum bhikaari. Biwi ko sex mana kar dein, toh hum atyachaari aur kisi tarah jugaad laga ke uss se sex haasil kar lein na toh balaatkaari bhi hum hain.”
Earlier, even Kartik talked about the marital rape context in his film to the news agency. He had said, "We took responsibility because it might have come across as something that wasn't our intention. We realised we shouldn't use that word (rape) at all so we have rectified it and made changes because we don't want to hurt people's sentiments." Pati Patni Aur Woh is set to hit the theatres on December 6, 2019.