Abhay Deol Says He Was Taken Advantage Of, Manipulated & Gaslit By Directors

Besides Kangana Ranaut, if there is an actor in Bollywood who is incredibly honest and never shies away from calling a spade a spade, it is Abhay Deol. Previously, he has opened up about PR machinery, the toxicity promoted in his film ‘Raanjhanaa’, nepotism and much more.

And now, Abhay Deol has opened up about directors manipulating, gaslighting and taking advantage of him because of his honesty.


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News18 quoted him saying:

“Honesty is not necessarily the best policy. I’ve always tried to be who I am, what you see is what you get! When you wear your heart on your sleeve, you can also be reactionary. I’ve been taken advantage of, manipulated and gaslit by directors I worked with!”

He further went on to add how directors used him to get ahead in his life. However, he states that without such experiences, he would have been left a “naive” and “idealistic kid”.

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“There’s a narrative about you, that’s false. I’ve made mistakes not just in trusting people I shouldn’t have but also in being honest! There are directors who don’t have your best interests at heart and are just using you to get ahead in life but I had to experience those people otherwise I would be this naïve, idealistic kid, reactionary too, oblivious to the fact that there are people who harbour ill will!”

Ah, Bollywood and its ills!

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