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Rhea Kapoor calls out trade journalist for hate speech against her, Thank You For Coming team: Encourages violence against us

Updated on: 10 October,2023 01:48 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Rhea Kapoor slammed an anonymous trade journalist for 'dangerous hate speech' against her and the team of Thank You For Coming

Rhea Kapoor calls out trade journalist for hate speech against her, Thank You For Coming team: Encourages violence against us

Rhea Kapoor. Pic/Instagram

Anil Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor-produced Thank You For Coming is putting up a great number at the box office. Headlined by Bhumi Pednekar, Shehnaaz Gill, Kusha Kapila, Dolly Singh and Shibani Bedi, the film directed by Karan Boolani is making the right amount of noise. However, Rhea called out an anonymous trade journalist for hate speeches against her and the co-producers of Thank You For Coming.

In a statement, Rhea wrote, "I’ve never read trade websites nor have they ever informed the films I choose to make. However, it has come to my attention that one so-called ‘credible’ trade journalist has been posting dangerous hate speech against myself and my co-producers. Admitting that he hasn’t seen the film, he's angered by our message- Women's rejection of shame. Stating that these stories have no place in ‘Hindi cinema’, he openly spews misogynistic rhetoric and encourages violence against us. I was told to pay no attention to the ravings of an obviously unstable individual. So, you can imagine my disappointment when I learn that this person actually has some impact on the way our industry feels. How are we ok with this? Not just ok, we're subscribing to it. Inspite of men like him, I cannot emphasise enough how much it means to me to have this film out there, loved and watched. The intent of this film was clear from the very beginning. To reject shame, reject your past traumas and embrace yourself just as you are. I won’t walk this tightrope of what society is comfortable with me being anymore and for your sake, I hope you don’t either. Thank you for coming."

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Ekta extended her support and shared the statement with the caption, "In full solidarity with my partner !!! From hate speech to instigating violence against us this jurno has done everything/) n he has r even seems. Film! I had taken him on during #thappad! When I was still on Twitter!’ He is a credible journalist n trade analyst but his long standing ‘ isssue’ of how movies on abuse or pleasure of women ‘shud not b made in Hindi cinema’ is also well known!!! We r a public limited company we work out our sales n then make films n this one will break even this Friday or sat !!! So no one tell u Wat to make !! Hate a film is ur pregortive !!!to abuse d makers n give hate speeches well we ain’t stopping. xoxoxo. Ps @rheakapoor I’m boosting this one."

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Thank You For Coming has raked in Rs 5.22 crores net in India. Produced by Balaji Telefilms Limited and Anil Kapoor Film Communication Network Pvt. Ltd, "Thank You For Coming" is currently in theaters, captivating audiences with its powerful message and entertaining storyline.

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