'Stop this mud-slinging': Navjot Gulati issues clarification on tweet against 'Haseen Dilruba' writer Kanika Dhillon

After writer Kanika Dhillon slammed 'Jai Mummy Di' and 'Ginny Weds Sunny' screen writer Navjot Gulati for making "sexist misogynist" remarks, the latter has issued a clarification over his tweet.

Taking to his Twitter account, Navjot penned a long note explaining his side of the story, while also apologising to anyone who felt offended by his remark.

In his post, Navjot added that he has been running a campaign demanding credit for the cast and crew in film and web series trailers on OTT. He also stressed that his comment was more against Netflix, which need to make a uniform credit plate for all promotional trailers.

Have a look at his post here:

"My tweet was to criticise the Credit system by Netflix and i made an observation which was meant as a quip. I did not tag anyone. Nor did i want this to divert the attention from the main issue of Netflix not crediting cast and crew in the trailer. Especially Writers," he wrote in another tweet.

On Monday, 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."

While Navjot did not name Kanika in his tweet, she quoted the same and stated, "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."

Actress Tapsee Pannu 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."

Meanwhile, Kanika, who has written movies like Manmarziyaan, Kedarnath, Judgementall Hai Kya and Guilty, has also penned the upcoming Haseen Dilruba which stars Taapsee and Vikrant Massey in the lead roles.

The film is directed by Vinil Mathew and also stars Harshvardhan Rane.

The film is set to release on July 2 on Netflix.

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