After Abhay Deol called Anurag Kashyap “a liar” and “toxic person” during a recent interview, the filmmaker responded to the actor’s statements and shared that he was ready to apologize again. They had collaborated on the cult classic Dev D (2009), a contemporary reinvention of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s classic novel Devdas. Anurag had said in a 2020 interview that working with Abhay had been a “painfully difficult” experience. (Read also: Abhay Deol responds to Anurag Kashyap, says never asked 5 star hotel during Dev D shoot: ‘He is a liar and a toxic person’)
Abhay can currently be seen in the new Netflix web series Trial By Fire; he is widely credited for his role as a grieving parent who loses his two children in the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire tragedy. In interviews promoting the series, the actor admitted that Anurag had shared a lot of lies about his attitude and privileges. like a Deol while making Dev D. He had said that the filmmaker was “definitely a liar and a toxic person” and that he would warn people about him.
Speaking to Mid-Day, Anurag responded to Abhay’s comments and shared that he had already apologized to him but was willing to do so again. He said, “It’s okay if he feels that way. Everyone has their own version of the truth. Perhaps he felt attacked by what I had said about him earlier. I personally apologized to him for hurting his feelings.”
He added that people should now focus on the actor’s current project in which he has given a good performance. He shared: “What I said was what he was [like] in the past. We all evolve with time. He did a great job in [Trial by Fire]. I think it’s time to celebrate his strong performance instead of ping-ponging who said what.”
Anurag’s next film Almost Pyaar starring DJ Mohabbat, starring Alaya F and Karan Mehta, will hit theaters on February 3. Presented by Zee Studios, under the Good Bad Films production, the musical had its world premiere at the Marrakech International Film Festival in November 2022. Last year, he reunited with actor Tapsee Pannu for science fiction thriller Dobaaraa.