Rakul Defends Smoking Citing Kabir Singh

Tue Jul 16 2019 20:39:36 GMT+0530 (IST)

Introduction Teaser of Avantika, the character played by Rakul Preet Singh in 'Manmadhudu 2', hasn't gone down well with a section of people. Particularly, The smoking part featuring the Female Lead.

Responding to the trolls, Rakul Preet Singh made it clear such negative campaigns doesn't bother her at all as she have bigger and better things to deal with in her life. 'I think people keep on saying something as their work is to keep talking. If Shahid Kapoor is smoking in 'Kabir Singh', That doesn't mean he is a smoker in real life too and he isn't promoting smoking either. He just played the character of Kabir Singh that is flawed. We all knew that Shahid is a strict vegetarian in real life. My Character in 'Manmadhudu 2' isn't a generalised representation of Women. It's just a character that I played and people needn't have to take it seriously,' she said.

The reason behind Trolls targeting Rakul is the fact that 'Manmadhudu 2' was directed by Rahul Ravindran who is the husband of Singer Chinmayi who found fault with Hero slapping Heroine in 'Kabir Singh'. Few Netizens accused Chinmayi of resorting to double standards comparing 'Kabir Singh' and 'Manmadhudu 2'.