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Support pours in for 'Kabir Singh' director as #WeSupportSandeepReddyVanga trends on Twitter

Sandeep Reddy Vanga Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 08, 2019, 11.21 AM (IST)

'Kabir Singh' which has been the centre of attention since it's release a few weeks ago, recently got caught in another controversy. 

However, the spotlight seems to have shifted from the film to its director. 

Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga's latest interview with film critic Anupama Chopra has sparked a new controversy after the director said that being in love means the freedom to hit your partner

His statements managed to stir up quite a storm on social media, dividing people in the process. 

While most of the people were angry at his comments in defence of the film, many of his fans supported his words and decided to step in to defend him on Twitter with the hashtag 'We Support Sandeep Reddy Vanga'.

Check out their reactions here: 

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They also drew comparisons with other films where the actors were seen hitting each other:

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After receiving flak for his comments on the chat show, Sandeep also spoke with a news agency on Monday and said that he is being misquoted as he was referring to liberty of expression between couples, not violence. 

“Go, watch it and enjoy. If you don't like the film then fine. You took me completely wrong. It's not assault. When you're so close to each other when you can't handle your worst thing with each other. And you don't have the liberty of showing your worst side..The worst thing is not 'iss din daaru peeke aake maar rha hai'."

"It's about the liberty of the expression between a couple who is deeply connected. It works for a woman also and it works for a man also. I spoke for both sides. But sadly, they are quoting in a very wrong way" he continued. 

Talking about the focus on misogyny and assault on women in the film, the director added that he is not endorsing any such activity and can't reply to everyone in the world.

The film, which hit theatres on June 21, has managed to gross more than Rs. 200 crore in the past three weeks and is still running strong in theatres. 

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While most of the people were angry at his comments in defence of the film, many of his fans supported his words and decided to step in to defend him on Twitter with the hashtag 'We Support Sandeep Reddy Vanga'.