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Abhay Deol Reacts To Anurag Kashyap's Allegations

Abhay Deol has reacted to Anurag Kashyap's criticism of his actions during filming their movie Dev D (2009).
by Xappie Desk | January 22, 2023 18:41 IST
Abhay Deol Reacts To Anurag Kashyap's Allegations

Abhay Deol has reacted to Anurag Kashyap's criticism of his actions during filming their movie Dev D (2009). Abhay spoke out against Anurag spreading false information about him in the media. The actor refuted Anurag's claim that he had insisted on staying in a five-star hotel room while Dev D was being filmed. Additionally, Anurag was referred to by Abhay as "a liar" and a "toxic person."

 
Anurag claimed that working with Abhay Deol on Dev D was "painfully difficult" in an interview from 2020. The actor, according to Anurag, desired to work on artistic films but also desired the "mainstream benefits" and "luxuries of being a Deol." Abhay is the nephew of seasoned actor Dharmendra and the cousin of stars Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. In the same interview, Anurag stated that Dev D was "produced on a very limited budget." But Abhay would "stay in a five-star hotel while the entire crew stayed in Paharganj" during the Delhi shoot. This, according to Anurag, was the main factor in "a lot of his directors walking away" from Abhay.
 
Now, Abhay has responded to Anurag for telling lies about him. He told in a new interview, “I had my heart on my sleeve, and all that is great. But you get taken advantage of, and then you get reactive. So, he (Anurag Kashyap) was a good lesson for me. Then I just avoided him, because I don’t need toxic people in my life. Life is too short, and there is so much more to explore. But he (Anurag) is definitely a liar and a toxic person. And I would warn people about him.”
 
Abhay also said that Anurag apologised to him after the 2020 interview. “He (Anurag) does that all the time. He was like, ‘You want to shout at me, scream at me…’ And I was like, ‘I don’t care. It’s been 12 years. You don’t feature in my thoughts even now; get over it.’ He said, ‘Forgive me because I have had a bad day.’ I said you are forgiven. I never had a personal agenda. It was far bigger than just me. That is how I feel about everything. How much of this is he going to do? And I would have never taken his name and said the things, had he not gone public either," Abhay said.
 
Anurag was referred to as a "gaslighter" by Abhay in an interview from last year. They had collaborated on the Anurag Singh-written and -directed film Dev D. The two never worked together again on a project after the movie. Dev D was a contemporary interpretation of the Bengali novel Devdas by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Kalki Koechlin, Mahie Gill, and Dibyendu Bhattacharya were also in the movie.


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