Director Navjot Gulati has landed in a controversy after his sexist comment over the film Haseen Dillruba’s writer Kanika Dhillion. The writer slammed Navjot for his remark she perceived as ‘sexist’ and ‘misogynist’.
Navjot wrote in a tweet that the key to scoring a ‘top billing as screenwriter’ is to ‘marry into the production house’. Kanika said that the comments reeked of sexism, and added that Navjot has a ‘pea-sized brain’.
Kanika also took to her social media and slammed the writer. She stated that Navjot has a ‘pea-sized brain’.
Kanika tweeted, “Hi @Navjotalive, I am quite shocked by ur extremely SEXIST – MYSOGINIST and bordering on IDIOTIC comment Neither will I list down my body of work cos ur pea sized brain will not be able to process a successful woman making it on her own! U may hav a brain freeze! Have a good day.”
Taapsee Pannu also came in support of the writer and wrote, “A progressive call to credit a writer turned into a sexist rant by the age-old misogyny of crediting a woman’s success to the house she marries in or the man she married. Your righteous call for equal credit can’t be overtaken by the bitterness in u.”
Kanika thanked the actress for standing in support. Thank u @taapsee for standing up to this sexism.
Several other celebrities came in support of the writer including Bejoy Nambiar and Vivek Agnihotri. Some of the fans also extended support.
Kanika’s husband Himanshu Sharma is a creative partner of filmmaker Aanand L Rai, who produced ‘Haseen Dillruba’. He is also a film writer known for movies like ‘Raanjhana’, ‘tan Weds Manu’, ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ among others.