Web Desk(April 13, 2018): The female leads in his films like the Pyaar Ka Punchnama movies, and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety are portrayed as objects of misogyny.
“Not the least!” the director says with a laugh. “I come from a family of loving, supportive, women. I have always been surrounded by the most amazing women in my family, and that goes for my love relationships as well. So there is no conscious misogyny in my cinema.”Then how does one explain the unsympathetic portrayals of the female protagonists as gold diggers and thorns in a man’s life?“It is a formula I have discovered,” he explains. “My films don’t have A-list stars. So I have to find a way of getting the eyeballs.”
“Guys who get manipulated by girls is a solid theme to connect my films with the audience. It seems to work, and that’s all that counts.”
Luv says his next film may move away from portraying the woman as a manipulator.
“I may do something completely different with my heroine’s character the next time. But that is not because I am daunted by the charges of misogyny. I am not the least apologetic about what I do in my cinema,” he says.