Netizens aren’t happy with “Darlings” promoting domestic violence against men, and they’re starting to turn to #BoycottAliaBhatt on Twitter. “#boycottAliaBhatt Why domestic violence against men is normalized and even worse, mocked. 3.4 crore men in India face domestic violence. One Internet user wrote. Another user tweeted, “#BoycottAliaBhatt who thinks it’s funny that you make movies about domestic violence on guys. #BoycottDarlings.”
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Speaking on the topic of “Abusive Relationship” in Darlings, Alia told ETimes, “It really hurts to know that there are so many people out there who are afraid and live their lives on their own. This is the biggest fear of many women. How am I going to do everything on my own?” It’s hard to define a woman’s reaction to an abusive relationship. They should ideally separate themselves from it and I think that’s what we’re trying to say through the movie. You have your own identity, you have your own needs and what happens in our society is that we’ve learned to put the needs of our partners before us. This is a representation of a relationship. Abusive between a man and wife, partners in life. But sometimes it can happen in other dynamics as well. Violence of any kind, when inflicted on an individual is unacceptable, is not allowed.”