Known for their daring choices and willingness to address unconventional subjects, Rhea Kapoor and Ektaa R Kapoor has left an indelible mark on Indian cinema with their groundbreaking films. Their latest creation, Thank You For Coming, has not only garnered global recognition but has also shone brightly at the Toronto International Film Festival. Today, Rhea Kapoor took to social media to address the relentless criticism from trade websites and journalists who have been attacking her and her colleagues involved in the film.
Rhea Kapoor and Ektaa R Kapoor confront misogynistic comments on Thank You For Coming; defend their vision
In her powerful message, Rhea revealed that her women-centric films often face disparagement from influential figures, but despite the challenges, she remains grateful for the love and acclaim that Thank You For Coming is receiving.
Her statement on social media reads, “I’ve never read trade websites nor have they ever informed the films I choose to make.
However, it has come to my attention that one so-called ‘credible’ trade journalist has been posting dangerous hate speech against myself and my co-producers. Admitting that he hasn’t seen the film, he’s angered by our message- Women’s rejection of shame. Stating that these stories have no place in ‘Hindi cinema’, he openly spews misogynistic rhetoric and encourages violence against us. I was told to pay no attention to the ravings of an obviously unstable individual. So, you can imagine my disappointment when I learn that this person actually has some impact on the way our industry feels. How are we ok with this? Not just ok, we’re subscribing to it.”
Rhea further added, “Inspite of men like him, I cannot emphasise enough how much it means to me to have this film out there, loved and watched. The intent of this film was clear from the very beginning. To reject shame, reject your past traumas and embrace yourself just as you are. I won’t walk this tightrope of what society is comfortable with me being anymore and for your sake, I hope you don’t either. Thank you for coming.”
Ektaa R Kapoor, has also commented on the same and shared that the film is doing well and has covered the cost despite a section of conservation society trying to put it down. The film sparks crucial conversations in society, highlighting the strength of female friendship and the challenges women face.
Produced by Balaji Telefilms Limited and Anil Kapoor Film Communication Network Pvt. Ltd, Thank You For Coming is currently in theaters, captivating audiences with its powerful message and entertaining storyline. The film features stellar performances from Bhumi Pednekar, Shehnaaz Gill, Dolly Singh, Kushaa Kapila, and Shibani Bedi.
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