Kartik Aaryan (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Kartik Aaryan has found himself embroiled in controversy all over again. The actor during a recent interview while promoting his upcoming film Love Aaj Kal with Sara Ali Khan made a passing comment that when Ayushmann does movies that has men with defects, his films deal with women having defects. Soon netizens expressed their dissent about the comment made and criticised him vehemently. The actor now in his defence said that he was merely reading out meme and was not his personal opinion.
Kartik told Times of India in an interview, “Kai baar news reporting me itna gadbad hoti hai, usme cheeso ko cut short kar ke dikhate hain. (Things are sometimes messed up in news reporting and you cut short stuff to show something.)We were discussing a meme where there were some things written and I too reacted on it by saying that I too have stumbled upon it. It was kind of funny to notice that thing. About us (Ayushmann and Kartik). I don’t believe in such things. It’s not me.”
“We sometimes tend to take things out of proportion. I do not believe in such things and it was just a light moment. We just read what was written on it and not comment on it. We didn’t even talk about it, we just said what was written,” he added.
Meanwhile, his Love Aaj Kal co-star Sara Ali Khan was also present at the interview too was visbly unhappy with the comment and asked him to explain his response and he explained to her that he has done films like Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.
Kartik Aaryan’s movies have always faced the ire of critics for monologues targeted towards women. His early movies with Lun Ranjan dealt with the subject of men being fooled by women they are in love with. In his last year’s outing Pati Patni Aur Who, a dialogue that trivialised marital rape drew much flak. The part was later edited from the film over outrage.