Abhay Deol Calls Anurag Kashyap A ‘Gaslighter’ After He Calls The Actor ‘Painfully Difficult’

In the past, Anurag Kashyap along with Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin and Mahie Gill worked together to give the industry a movie that would be remembered for years to come – ‘Dev. D’. It was a modern-day take on ‘Devdas’ – a classic Bengali novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. While watching the film was an incredible experience for many, it wasn’t that good of an experience for both Kashyap and Deol.

In a 2020 interview, Anurag Kashyap alleged that it was “painfully difficult” to work with Abhay Deol.

 

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“I don’t really have great working memories with him and haven’t talked to him much since I finished shooting,” he had said, adding that he was high-maintenance.

However, recently Abhay Deol was asked to describe Anurag Kashyap in one word and he said “gaslighter”.


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For those who do not know, ‘gaslighting’ is a form of manipulation which occurs in abusive relationships where one person makes the other question their own reality.

In an interview with Hindustan Times, Abhay Deol said:

“Everything comes with its pros and cons. Where I come from, I know I have been gaslit for who I am. You call in a lot of aggression to you because you’re doing something and managing to get away with that. And a lot of people want to be able to do that and they can’t. So they project on you. Sometimes, that ignorance can come across as arrogance and I know it has a few times.”

What are your views on the Kashyap-Deol dynamics?

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