A few days ago, Ashwani Kashyap alias Johnny Dada known as TikTok Villain’ for his angry videos killed three people including an air hostess he was obsessed with, killed himself too. Social media is busy discussing his Kabir Singh connect as he used to often post images of actor Shahid Kapoor from the film.
The film’s director Sandeep Reddy Vanga has now expressed regret over the murder, saying his films — Kabir Singh and Arjun Reddy — don’t endorse killing anyone. Reacting to the fresh backlash, Vanga told a media portal, “I feel sorry for the girl and her family. It is unfortunate that people have lost their lives. As filmmakers, we are responsible for our craft and need to consider the repercussions, but never have my films [endorsed] killing anyone. Kabir Singh or even Arjun Reddy [the Telugu original] never [supported] murder.”
“The man in question seems to have some psychological issue. Such people often look up to Bollywood celebrities, sportspersons or politicians. If you see Shahid’s character in the film, he is a self-destructive person who is harming himself more than anyone else,” the filmmaker added.
For those unaware, the TikTok villain has murdered a Dubai based flight attendant he was obsessed with and who was to get married in December. As the Bijnor police investigated Kumar’s background, who was wanted for three murders in Uttar Pradesh and subsequently committed suicide last week.