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Sanjana Sanghi Slapping A Man 8 Times In An Advertisement, Twitter Questions the Righteousness Of It

Sanjana Sanghi's advertisement on Lionsgate Play App gets heavily slammed for slapping a man 8 times. Was it meant to be funny or something?

‘Thappad’ or a ‘Slap’ is something that glorifies both violence and an act of bravery. Well, when we talk about domestic violence, we are hugely subjected to one specific gender. And looking at the current scenario of cases happening in India it justifies too. But today we aren’t highlighting any domestic violence against women. Instead, we are trying to bring out the fact that men are also subjected to domestic violence and are often silent about it. In such times when movies like ‘Thappad’ are being made to spread the message of awareness against violence, an advertisement where a man is being slapped 8 times is certainly beyond the pale.

According to Hindustan Times, the ad features a couple wherein they are trying to figure out what movie to watch. Sanjana Sanghi’s character slaps the man 8 times in a row and the man asks her to stop. Well, the number of slaps was the actual ‘idea’ behind the advertisement. Because as soon as she stops she tells him that they would watch the 8th film on the list. Now that’s really productive! Isn’t it?

Soon after the advertisement, Twitteratis started slamming the advertisement for promoting Violence Against Men.

Check out the ad here:

Actress Pooja Bedi took to Twitter to express how “horrified” she was on watching the video. She slammed the makers of the advertisement and said that violence against men is not acceptable.

And meanwhile, Twitteratis had also started reacting to the advertisement calling it “insensitive” and “shameful”, and they couldn’t believe that the ad was approved by the company in the first place.

 

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Mayuresh Patil
My Instagram says I am silent-ink, My Facebook says I am a Newsy Guy. And My Gmail says I am an Utter Chaos. To sum up, a combination of Creativity + Simplicity. Also, never underestimate the power of words.

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