The trailer of ‘Pati Patni Aur Who’, starring Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday, was released a couple of days ago. Though the trailer was loved by some quarters, many people found Kartik Aaryan’s monologue offensive.
In one scene, Kartik’s character Chintu Tyagi bemoans how men are called rapists if they coerce their wives into sex. “Biwi se sex maang lein toh hum bikhaari. Biwi ko sex na de toh hum atyachaari. Aur kisi tarah jugaad laga ke usse sex haasil kar lena toh balaatkari bhi hum hai. (If we ask our wives for sex then we’re called beggars, if we deny them sex then we’re called torturers, and if we coerce them into having sex with us, we’re called rapists),” he says.
This scene was heavily criticised by many. Now, the makers have apparently decided to edit out the scene from the movie, according to a report in Bollywood Hungama.
A source told the website that the makers ‘got carried away’ when they decided to include a joke on marital rape.
“Since Kartik Aaryan’s monologue in Pyaar Ka Punchnaama was a hit they thought of doing another one this time and got carried away. The offensive monologue will be edited out of the film,” the source said.
The dialogue from the movie received a heavy backlash with several Twitter users expressing disappointment at the line, calling it sexist and insensitive. “I don’t expect anything from a Kartik Aaryan movie but this is dismal,” wrote one. “Reducing consent & #MeToo to a joke, this is film making,” wrote another.
‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ is the remake of BR Chopra’s classic movie 1970’s movie of the same name starring Sanjeev Kumar, Vidya Sinha and Ranjeeta Kaur in the lead roles seems to follow the same formula as the original. A happily married man’s world turning upside down when he starts to having feeling for his secretary.
Directed by Aziz, the film will be bankrolled by T-Series's Bhushan Kumar, and BR Chopra's grandsons Juno Chopra and Abhay Chopra.
The movie is scheduled for a December 6 release.