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Anurag Kashyap on his fallout with Abhay Deol after Dev D: I have personally apologised to him for hurting his feelings

Abhay Deol had earlier said that Anurag Kashyap spread lies about him to the press.

Anurag Kashyap on his fallout with Abhay Deol after Dev D: I have personally apologised to him for hurting his feelings
Anurag Kashyap; Abhay Deol (Courtesy: Anurag Kashyap; Abhay Deol/Instagram)
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Last Updated: 04.23 AM, Jan 22, 2023

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Anurag Kashyap and Abhay Deol collaborated on the groundbreaking Dev D (2009) more than ten years ago. While the spectators hoped for another fantastic team-up, Deol and Kashyap continued to drift apart. In an interview with 2020, Deol, who is currently enjoying the success of Netflix's Trial by Fire, talked about how Kashyap's negative comments caused him to fight with him. Working with the actor was described by the director as painfully difficult. The actor wanted to make artistic films, but he also desired the advantages of being a "Deol," or the luxury that comes with that title.

In a recent interview with Mid Day, Deol responded to Kashyap's accusations by claiming that the filmmaker went in front of the public and lied a lot about him. One of them was when the actor insisted on a five-star hotel room for the Dev D filming. "Listen, you can't stay with us; you are a Deol," Kashyap approached Deol and said. So, the director wanted to book him a hotel room, but he told the press that the actor had asked for it.

Now the Gangs of Wasseypur director told the tabloid that he had already apologised to Deol and that he was ready to do so again. He also says that he can see why the actor might have felt threatened by what he had said in public before. Kashyap added that everybody has a different interpretation of the truth. He might have felt attacked by what he had earlier stated about the actor. The Manmarziyaan director claimed that he personally apologised to Deol for offending him.

While expressing regret, the director claims that his judgment was formed based on the actor's prior behaviour. He emphasises that what he described was what he was like in the past. Kashyap continued that he doesn't want to drag this out; he wants to appreciate Deol's most recent work. The filmmaker added that all of them change throughout time, and Deol did a fantastic job with Trial by Fire. Instead of engaging in a game of "who said what," Kashyap believes it is time to recognise his outstanding performance.

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