In one of the scenes, Janhvi’s character says, “Every relationship goes through its Auschwitz.” And there’s another dialogue which says, “We all too are a little like Hitler, aren’t we?” Viewers found the comparison with Auschwitz and Hitler quite insensitive.
Addressing the controversy, Varun strongly reacted to it saying that he doesn’t understand where does this sensitivity and trigger go when people watch an English film. He then indirectly cited the example of filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s recently released film Oppenheimer in which the titular character of J Robert Oppenheimer refers to a verse from Bhagavad Gita – “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of world” – while having sex with his girlfriend.
“Some people got trigged or sensitive about this. But I don’t understand where does that sensitivity or trigger go when they watch, suppose an English film, I’m saying for example. They’re allowed to do everything there, they’re allowed to take leaps and they’re allowed to show things in a certain way, but you’ll find that correct. I know people have got very triggered after watching a small scene in a brilliant film, recently released. It’s a scene that’s important to our culture and our country. But that’s okay for you. You don’t feel they should be more sensitive to you? So where does your criticism go then?” Varun told Pinkvilla.
In the same interview, Nitesh Tiwari also added to Varun’s response and said, “There’s no piece of work without problem if you decide to watch it with a magnifying glass, which is not how a film should be watched.”