The statement issued by Sandeep Reddy Vanga "it's very normal for lovers to slap each other and Critics mayn't connect to it as they could have never experienced love in that way" has led to a serious debate on Social Media. Several Actresses including Samantha and Aditi Rao Hydari had differed with it describing the sequence where Kabir Singh slaps Preeti in 'Kabir Singh' as promoting violence against Woman
Noted Author and Columnist Devdutt Pattanaik reacted on the statement of 'Kabir Singh' Director in this way: 'True lovers slap each other, according to Bollywood. But certainly not according to the Puranas'.
In reply, Lakshmi Manchu wrote: 'Oh God not all of Bollywood..just one sad filmmaker! Most of us believe in love, song, dance and friendship in our movies. Keep these beautiful pictures coming'.
As expected, Lakshmi Manchu received backlash from the Netizens backing 'Kabir Singh' Makers. Some of them had even recalled the movie scenes in which Mohan Babu assaulted Women Artistes including Actresses.