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Abhay Deol reacts to Anurag Kashyap, says Dev never asked for 5-star hotel while shooting D: ‘He’s a liar and toxic person’

Entertainment NewsAbhay Deol reacts to Anurag Kashyap, says Dev never asked for 5-star hotel while shooting D: 'He's a liar and toxic person'

Abhay Deol has reacted. Anurag KashyapAllegations related to his behavior on the sets of his film Dev D (2009). Abhay, who is busy promoting his Netflix series Trial by Fire, said of Anurag that he is lying about him in the press. The actor denied Anurag’s allegation that he had demanded to stay in a five-star hotel room during the shooting of Dev D. Abhay also called Anurag a ‘liar’, adding that the filmmaker was a ‘toxic person’. Also read: Abhay Deol reveals he hated fame, Dev recalls drinking ‘like an idiot’ every day after D

In an interview in 2020, Anurag said that working together Abhay Deol Dev was ‘painfully hard’ during D. According to Anurag, the actor wanted to do artistic films but also wanted ‘mainstream benefits’ and the ‘luxury of being a dev’. Abhay is the cousin of actors Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol and nephew of veteran actor Dharmendra. In the same interview, Anurag said that during the shooting of Dev D, Abhay would “stay in a five-star hotel while the entire crew would stay at Paharganj in Delhi” as the film was “made on a very tight budget”. Anurag added that this was one of the reasons ‘many of his directors walked away from Abhay’.

Now, Abhay has criticized Anurag for lying about him. He told Bollywood Hungama in a new interview, “I had my heart on my sleeve, and it’s all very well – but you take advantage of it, and then you react. 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’s so much more to explore. But he (Anurag ) is definitely a liar and a poisonous person. And I will warn people about him.

Abhay also said that Anurag sent him apologetic messages after the 2020 interview. “He (Anurag) does it all the time. He was like, ‘You want to scream at me, scream at me…’ and I was like, ‘I don’t care. It’s been 12 years.’ You still don’t belong in my thoughts. Get over it.’ He said, ‘Excuse me because I’ve had a bad day.’ I said you’re forgiven. I never had a personal agenda. It was bigger than just me. That’s how I feel about everything. How much of this is he going to do? And I would never have named him and said things, had he not been public,” Abhay said.

Last year, in an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Abhay called Anurag a ‘gas lighter’. They worked together in Dev D, written and directed by Anurag. The two never worked on any project after the film. Dev D was a modern adaptation of the classic Bengali novel Devdas by Saratchandra Chattopadhyay. The film also featured Kalki Koechlin, Mahi Gul and Dubindu Bhattacharya.

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