Varun Dhawan has finally got something to say about the ‘male rape’ scene in Badrinath Ki Dulhania. A scene in the film, in which Dhawan’s character gets assaulted by goons, has been slammed by critics.
“Out of 10, if two don’t like something, that doesn’t count as mass opinion. People who felt that way are entitled to their opinion, it’s totally fine with me. It was supposed to be a funny scene and meant to portray how Badri’s male ego is shattered. In 3 Idiots, there’s a scene where a character confuses a Hindi word for `balatkar’ (rape). People should have been offended by that as well. We didn’t mean to hurt anyone’s sentiments and if we did so unknowingly, we apologise,” he added.
Dhawan also took the opportunity to weigh in on the recent debate about nepotism. “I definitely think if you’re born into the industry you get easier access but that’s about it. I have never denied that, but after that, only talent and hard work sustains you. Nobody is ready to burn money just because you have a filmi lineage. Superstars in every era have come from outside the industry and that will continue to happen because cinema is nobody’s birthright.”