'No educational qualification is required to review a film': Screenwriter Kanika Dhillion on 'Haseen Dillruba' criticism
'No educational qualification is required to review a film': Screenwriter Kanika Dhillion on 'Haseen Dillruba' criticism
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After actress Taapsee Pannu, 'Haseen Dillruba's screenwriter Kanika Dhillon reacted to the negative reviews to the recently released mystery thriller and said that she would like to give more importance to the audience who've enjoyed the film.

Kanika, in an interview, said that her 'allegiance' is with the public and not with some 'so-called experts.' The 'Judgemntal Hai Kya' writer added that she would like to give more importance to the 'glorious reviews' because "there is no benchmark in India for film critics and no educational qualification is required to review a film."

"Basically, these guys just get a platform, a publication and it has a reach," she told Mashable India.

Dhillon further said that she is not going to listen to all the reviewers as she is 'too busy making films'.

She clarified that while she's totally up for negative and mixed reviews but she expects it be balanced and not 'hysterical'.

Hitting back at critics who allegedly wanted to 'butcher' the film, she said, "The sly glee that you put on paper, the sly glee ‘that I’m going to butcher this’, it comes across! And it says more about you than the filmmakers. And we feel sad for you."

Before this, Taapsee had also slammed critics who allegedly took personal digs at her by giving negative reviews to her latest film, 'Haseen Dillruba'.

"Movie reviewing is very subjective. Criticism of the film and character is welcomed and helps me learn and improve which I feel I have a huge scope of but personal digs is what pulls down a critic to a troller," Taapsee had tweeted in a response to a review written by one of the film critics.

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