Kartik Aaryan was forced to go into a defensive mode after using the words ‘women with defects’ while he was comparing himself with Ayushmann Khurrana.
Kartik Aaryan who at present is on Seventh Sky after the success of his last film Pati Patni Aur Woh and awaiting the release of his Love Aaj Kal sequel: Love Aaj Kal 2, has created an online furore when he commented on comparisons with fellow co-star Ayushmann Khurrana’s film saying that he worked in films that had “women with defects” while Ayushmann’s movies have “men with defects”.
In a recent media interaction, Kartik defended himself by sharing that he was simply reading a meme on a text.
A Times Of India report quoted Kartik as saying,
“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.”
For those who are uninitiated, Kartik had said in a different interview that both Ayushmann and he make films on varied subjects.
“It often happens that Ayushmann does films about men with defects while I do films about women with defects.”
Kartik’s last box office success: Pati Patni Aur Woh, also came under scanner for a dialogue that made fun of marital rape. Kartik released a statement to pacify the sentiment of hurt souls,
“When the trailer came, we realised that we shouldn’t hurt anyone and should remove it immediately. Usually, this doesn’t happen in films. We took responsibility because it might have come across as something that wasn’t our intention. We realised we shouldn’t use that word (rape) at all so we have rectified it and made changes because we don’t want to hurt people’s sentiments. We didn’t realise it when we were doing it. We had shown it to a lot of people, but no one had pointed it out. We didn’t want to hurt anyone’s sentiments. This isn’t the topic of our film nor was this our intention.”