Thursday, 17th October, 2019

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I beat the civic officer because I admire him: Akash Vijayvargiya speaks after Kabir Singh director defends violence in love

08, Jul 2019 By Santosh Pradhan

Indore. Sandeep, during an interview with film critic Anupama Chopra, was asked about the allegations of toxic masculinity and poor treatment of women in his film. “When you are deeply in love and deeply connected to a woman (and vice versa), if you don’t have the liberty of slapping each other, then I don’t see anything there,” he had said.

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And now Akash Vijayvargiya is using this explanation to defend himself in the case where he beat up a civic officer.

Akash held a press conference at his home today where he said,” I have always loved the way Indore officers work. I was always trying to appreciate them for their work. Then I saw the Kabir Singh trailer recently and I thought that if you admire someone or are in love with someone you have the right to be violent. Sandeep reiterated the same thing which I felt for last 10 days. I will not say sorry to the officer as there is no sorry and no thank you in admiration. He should in fact come and apologize to me for not understanding my admiration for him. “

It is to be seen whether the court accepts Akash’s explanation in the case.