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Kartik Aaryan’s TikTok with sister called out for misogyny by Sona Mohapatra: ‘It’s a slap in faces of victims of domestic violence’

Kartik Aaryan’s TikTok video of him throwing his sister off a balcony for not cooking well has been branded as misogynist by Twitter.

bollywood Updated: Apr 22, 2020 13:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Kartik Aaryan’s TikTok with his sister did not make Twitter laugh.
Kartik Aaryan’s TikTok with his sister did not make Twitter laugh.

Actor Kartik Aaryan’s recent TikTok video with his sister Kritika has landed him in trouble.The video, shared earlier this week, showed Kartik ‘throwing’ Kritika off the balcony for not cooking a meal the way he likes it. The video has since been removed from his account.

Singer Sona Mohapatra took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a long post about her opinion on his video, without naming him at all. Written entirely in Hindi, the note mentioned how Kartik’s career is built on misogynist movies. Sona said that it was not funny but ridiculous how he ‘throws his sister out of the balcony for making bad rotis’. “It is a slap in the face of those women who are trapped inside their home due to the coronavirus lockdown, suffering domestic violence.” See her post here:

 

Mohapatra also retweeted a tweet that read, ‘Acting in misogynistic films is one thing, bhai ye ab khud ese scripting aur directing bhi kar rahe hain (now he is writing and editing these films as well)?’ Sona added, “This guy has become a youth idol by consistently starring in misogynistic films &is happy 2extend it to his disgusting #lockdown video. DV in India is skyrocketing many women stuck 24/7 with their abusers.Call this out #India.He influences many more millions than Tangoli.”

 

 

Even filmmaker Onir called the video ‘idiotic’. “Someone should tell him since he is too dumb to understand that a lot of responsible Film industry members have put out a message against domestic violence and this is NOT FUNNY . But then who are we taking to,” he wrote in a tweet.

 

In the video, the actor was seen taking a bite of his chapati and hating it. He then moved towards his sister, held her braid by her braid and threw her out of the balcony. “No compromise on food quality,” he captioned the video.

Many Twitter users also defended Kartik and video, saying that it was all supposed to be a joke. “Why u people overthink everything, I don’t get it. Its just a video with a lighter vein , if our sister does the same thing , we don’t say it a domestic violence, chill,” wrote one. “Its a habit of most to convert simple things into complex. This was meant as a joke and nothing more than that. People who understand that criticisms is not always right,would learn to take simple things as simple only. High time to Stop analysing it in a negative way always,” wrote another.

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He later shared a video that showed him getting slapped by his sister. Kritika is heard telling Kartik: “I’ve got a string, an invisible string. I’m going to put it through your ear.” Then she tells Kartik to “hold the invisible string” and asks him to pull it. As he pulls the string, Kritika slaps him on his cheek.

Kartik has garnered criticism through the years for starring in multiple films with misogynist tones such as Pyaar Ka Punchnama films and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. His film Pati Patni Aur Woh also had a monologue that made light of marital rape. The line was later removed from the film.

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