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Abhay Deol: History will not look kindly at Raanjhanaa for its regressive message

Abhay Deol is one of the most honest and fearless actors in Bollywood, believing in the adage of calling spade a spade. He has frequently called out Bollywood actors and the fraternity at large whenever he felt the need to. And in his latest Instagram post, he has called out a film he too was a part of.

The film in question is Aanand L Rai’s Raanjhanaa, also starring Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja.

The film in question is Aanand L Rai's Raanjhanaa, also starring Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja.

In This Image: Abhay Deol, Dhanush
A critical and commercial success and hailed for its music, the story of this drama was about an obsessive and obnoxious lover-boy who falls madly in love with a girl. The problem is, he’s a Hindu and she’s a Muslim. Till she reciprocates her feelings, the pursuit continues.


This is what he had to write about Raanjhanaa and why history won’t be kind to this film due to its regressive messaging.

This is what he had to write about Raanjhanaa and why history won't be kind to this film due to its regressive messaging.

In This Image: Sonam Kapoor, Dhanush
Bordering on stalking and problematic messaging, the film did come under the ire of some users after they felt the portrayal of the romance was questionable. And one blogger on Instagram wrote in detail about the same and Deol shared the post on his own account.


Swadha Agrawal, the blogger in question, had this to write about the film-

Swadha Agrawal, the blogger in question, had this to write about the film-

In This Image: Abhay Deol
“Watching Ranjhaanaa(2013) felt like a constant conflict inside. I was continously battling emotions especially in the later half of the movie. I was struggling to pick a side till I realized, I don’t really have to.”


Deol made his debut with Imtiaz Ali in 2005’s Socha Na Tha and then went on to do some fine films like Manorma: Six Feet Under, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Dev D, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and Shanghai.

Deol made his debut with Imtiaz Ali in 2005's Socha Na Tha and then went on to do some fine films like Manorma: Six Feet Under, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Dev D, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and Shanghai.

He has also been a part of films like Raanjhanaa, One By Two, and had a cameo in Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma’s Zero.



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