The upcoming thriller "Haseen Dillruba" is writer Kanika Dhillon's second script for actress Taapsee Pannu after the 2018 release "Manmarziyaan".
While Dhillon is happy about the appreciation the film has garnered ever since the launch of its trailer last week, she slammed "Jai Mummy Di" and "Ginny Weds Sunny" screen writer Navjot Gulati for making "sexist misogynist" remarks on Twitter.
Navjot took to Twitter and wrote, “If you want top billing as a Screenwriter in a trailer (something that should be the norm) You need to marry into the production house. Once the Writer becomes a family member, is treated like an Actor-Star. #Goals”
While Navjot did not name Kanika in his tweet, she quoted the same and stated, “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.”
“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!” she added in a subsequent tweet.
"Haseen Dillruba" actress Tapsee also extended support to Kanika and tweeted, “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."
The film is directed by Vinil Mathew and also stars Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane.
"I had a lot of fun writing ‘Haseen Dillruba’ and working with an ace team -- Vinil, Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey," said Dhillon.
The film is set to release on July 2 on Netflix.