The movie Kabir Singh has been a topic of discussion since the release of its trailer. A remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy, it has received criticism for being sexist and showing love in an offensive, violent manner.

To addressing the same, Kabir Singh director Sandeep Reddy Vanga gave an interview to Fim Companion’s Anupama Chopra and among many things, said that if people can’t hit each other in a relationship, it’s not love.

Elaborating on the ‘right way’ of loving, he further said that cuss words should also be allowed in a relationship and he doesn’t see anything wrong with it.

This started a huge conversation on social media, with people slamming him for his views and revealing their encounters with problematic partners to prove that there is nothing ‘romantic‘ about violence. 

He also said that people saying that the movie promotes rape culture, probably don’t even know how rape is spelled. Personally, it was almost unbelievable to watch a guy saying things like these but if you’d like to form your own opinions, here is the complete interview.