Your pea-sized brain won't process a successful woman making it on her own: Haseen Dillruba writer Kanika Dhillon slams Jai Mummy Di writer Navjot Gulati for sexist comment


Kanika Dhillon is one of the finest writers in Bollywood. From serving as a screenwriter for Shah Rukh Khan's Ra. One to writing scripts of Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyaan, Abhishek Kapoor's Kedarnath and Prakash Kovelamudi's Judgementall Hai Kya, Kanika has written some brilliant stories and female characters. Now, she is gearing up for the release of Haseen Dillruba, which she wrote for director Vinil Mathew. 

Ahead of Haseen Dillruba's release, Kanika was indirectly targetted by Navjot Gulati, writer of Jai Mummy Di and Ginny Weds Sunny. In a tweet, Navjot took a dig at Kanika and said that the key to scoring a 'top billing as screenwriter' is to 'marry into the production house'. For the unversed, Kanika is married to Himanshu Sharma, a longtime creative partner of filmmaker Aanand L Rai, whose production banner Colour Yellow Productions has bankrolled Haseen Dillruba.

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"If you want top billing as a Screenwriter in a trailer(something that should be the norm)You need to marry into the production house. Once the Writer becomes a family member, is treated like an Actor-Star," Navjot tweeted. 

Kanika slammed Navjot for his sexist comment and said his 'pea-sized brain will not be able to process a successful woman making it on her own'. "Hi @Navjotalive I am quite shocked by ur extremely SEXIST - MYSOGINIST and bordering on IDIOTIC comment Neither will I list down my body of work cos ur pea sized brain will not be able to process a successful woman making it on her own! U may hav a brain freeze! Have a good day," Kanika replied. 

Kanika found support in her Haseen Dillruba star Taapsee Pannu. The actress wrote, "A progressive call to credit a writer turned into a sexist rant by the age old misogyny of crediting a woman’s success to the house she marries in or the man she married. Your righteous call for equal credit can’t be overtaken by the bitterness in u."

Haseen Dillruba will release on Netflix on July 2.

(Source: Twitter)