Author and screenwriter Kanika Dhillon is gearing up for her upcoming Netflix film Haseen Dilruba. A few days ago, when the trailer to the much-anticipated film came out, screenwriter Navjot Gulati took to his Twitter to make backhanded comments regarding Dhillon's credibility. Earlier today, Kanika Dhillon took to Twitter to call out Navjot Gulati's sexist remarks about her. Taapsee Pannu who is the leading actor of the film Haseen Dilruba supported Dhillon's stance.
Hi @Navjotalive I am quite shocked by ur extremely SEXIST - MYSOGINIST and bordering on IDIOTIC comment Neither will I list down my body of work cos ur pea sized brain will not be able to process a successful woman making it on her own! U may hav a brain freeze! Have a good day https://t.co/hDDhSlBEpS— Kanika Dhillon (@KanikaDhillon) June 14, 2021
And mr @Navjotalive because of writers like YOU - who display their STUPIDITY on something tht should be Applauded as a welcome step by the writing fraternity- other very deserving writers do not get top Billing as is their right—- shame on u! https://t.co/hDDhSlBEpS— Kanika Dhillon (@KanikaDhillon) June 14, 2021
A progressive call to credit a writer turned into a sexist rant by the age old misogyny of crediting a woman’s success to the house she marries in or the man she married. Your righteous call for equal credit can’t be overtaken by the bitterness in u. https://t.co/B7FrdSRakL— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) June 14, 2021