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Twitter Slams Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar, Ananya Panday Starrer ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ Trailer’s Rape ‘Joke’

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Remaking a 1978 film about adultery in 2019 in itself sounds like a bad idea. Especially while writers with fantastic new ideas wait for someone to throw their weight (and money) behind ideas. The (re)makers of Pati Patni Aur Woh have not only chosen an outdated idea — a cheating married man who’s to be tolerated as nothing but a lost soul — but have also chosen an unsavoury rape ‘joke’ that features in the trailer.

Watch the offending trailer here:

When asked about the sexism in the film, Bhumi Pednekar had said at the trailer launch, “This film has lots of fun but, at the same time, it is not frivolous. The story is very empowering to both genders. Nobody is black or white in the story, just as in real life. I think that the maker made sure that this does not turn into a sexist, baseless film,” according to a report in Times of India.

The trailer looks anything but empowering and Twitter did not take to it kindly.