Adah Sharma’s and Naveen Kasturia’s ‘Pati, Patni Aur Panga’ trailer faces flak for allegedly promoting transphobia and being ‘tone-deaf’


MX Original series Pati, Patni Aur Panga starring Naveen Kasturia and Adah Sharma in the lead has come under severe criticism on social media by many users who have dubbed the show as ‘transphobic’ and ‘tone-deaf’. The show has garnered heavy criticism for allegedly promoting transphobia and insensitivity towards the trans community.

Written and directed by Abir Sengupta, the 6-episode series revolves around Romanchak (Naveen) and his wife Shivani (Adah). The newly married couple’s lives come crashing down when Romachak discovers that his wife is a transwoman who was actually a man called Shiv till 8 months prior to their marriage. The trailer shows him initiating divorce proceedings against her whereas she feels she is not at fault for keeping her secret hidden from him. Pati, Patni Aur Panga trailer is being criticized for its ‘problematic perspective’ and showing the community and the situations in supposedly ‘hilarious’ ways.

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Check out some tweets from netizens below.

The series will stream from December 11, 2020 on MX Player.

(Source: Twitter/Instagram)