Abhay Deol calls out Anurag Kashyap’s ‘lies’; says, “He is definitely a liar and a toxic person”
Abhay Deol who recently got a lot of positive reviews for his web series, Trial By Fire is currently doing all he could to promote his show. While doing so, he recently gave an interview in which he broke the silence on the allegations made by Anurag Kashyap.
For those who don’t know, back in June 2020, Anurag Kashyap claimed that Abhay was very difficult to work with, in an interview with Huffington Post. “He wanted to do artistic movies but also wanted the mainstream benefits. The benefits and luxuries of being a ‘Deol’. He would stay in a five-star hotel while the entire crew stayed in Paharganj for a film that was made on a very tight budget. Also the reason a lot of his directors went away from him,” Kashyap said.
Abhay Deol talked about these allegations and claimed that he never demanded to star in a five-star hotel. “Anurag went in public and told a lot of lies about me. One lie was that I demanded a [five-star] hotel room during the shoot of Dev D. He had actually come up to me and said, ‘Listen you can’t stay with us, you are a Deol. So, I want to put you up in a hotel room.’ He literally told me that. What he told the press was that I demanded it,” Deol said.
The actor further went on about this incident without holding back and said, “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 (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 (Kashyap) is definitely a liar and a toxic person. And I would warn people about him.”
Abhay Deol also revealed that after pulling this stunt Anurag Kashyap sent apology messages to the actor. “He 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,” he added.