Actress Taapsee Pannu is gearing up for her upcoming release Thappad, and she asserts that the act of slapping amounts to violence, disrespect and, to an extent, a controlling nature, whether it involves a parent and a child, or husband and wife. She adds that a slap can never be an expression of love, ever.
She added, “The fact is, whether it is one slap or several more slaps or other acts of domestic violence, it all comes from a place of disrespect and discrimination. There is nothing called a slap out of love.”
Thappad revolves around a young couple and how one day the husband slaps his wife in front of guests at a house party. The wife decides to walk out of the marriage. The Pink fame actress believes the first introduction to violence happens through parents and it gets normalised by them. Therefore, the actress emphasised on sensible parenting. “A kid is slapped by an elder because of the elder wants to create fear in the child’s mind, because the child is comparatively weak. It is the wrong style of parenting. Since childhood, the human mind learns to normalise a few acts of physical violence like slapping or raising a hand. In adulthood, men especially use the same habits to control people. It is a cycle and we need to question it,” she said.
Thappad also features Paveil Gulati, Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi, Dia Mirza, Ram Kapoor and Kumud Mishra among others. Directed by Anubhav Sinha, the film is scheduled to release on February 28.