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Baby, love hurts: Bollywood's romance with violence against women has been its most enduring affair

From Amitabh Bachchan to the Khans, Bollywood has always normalised violence against women. Today, 'Kabir Singh' director Sandeep Vanga describes violence as expressing true love.

In the past few years, nearly every report of heinous crimes against women is followed by a realisation of sorts of how popular culture — and especially Hindi films — have not only normalised the attitude often displayed by the perpetrators of such action but also, in a way, celebrated it.

The runaway success of Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s recently released , a remake of the director’s own Telugu original , has once again brought to the fore how popular Hindi cinema unabashedly promotes violence in the name of love. The film deals with what

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