Actor Abhay Deol is all set for his next series, Trial By Fire, which is going to release on January 13. Ahead of release, the actor reacted to the cancel culture trend as well as the Pathaan controversy.
Talking to IndiaToday.in, the actor shared that the uproar isn’t ‘unimaginable’ as it is easy to make an issue out of anything and it has also occurred in the past as well.
He called the world ‘polarized’ while reacting on Pathaan row which mainly started after the release of song ‘Besharam Rang’ in which Deepika donned a saffron-colored bikini. Pathaan, which features Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, will release on January 25.
Commenting on the same, he told India Today, “It is not something unimaginable. If you look at the world today, it is polarized. If you want to make an issue of something, you can easily do it. It is possible. Many people have done it before and will continue to.”
Talking about the cancel culture trends in Bollywood, he said, “We do live in a polarized world. I think social media and technology have made information so fast, and it is also disinformation at so many levels. There is this tendency to reduce things to a headline. There is inconsistency everywhere, whether it be the media or people consuming that media. It is a volatile space, and that is an interesting subject, but do I believe in bans and cancel culture? It is more nuanced than that. I think banning doesn’t necessarily make it go away. It (the subject) goes underground.”
Abhay also said that after 50 years, people might look back at the cancel culture trend and laugh at their ‘stupidity.’
Recently, a video went viral on social media where the Bajrang Dal can be seen destroying the posters of Pathaan at a mall in Ahmedabad. By sharing the video on Twitter, the group captioned it, “Today in Karnavati Bajrangi washed #पठान (Pathaan), anti-Sanatan Dharma @iamsrk and Tukde gang @deepikapadukone movie will not be allowed to run now. Warned the multiplex, if the movie is released, #बजरंगदल (Bajrang Dal) will show its attitude. Bajrang Dal in honour of ‘Dharma’.”
कर्णावती में आज बजरंगीयो ने #पठान की धुलाई की, सनातन धर्म विरोधी @iamsrk और टुकड़े गैंग की @deepikapadukone की मूवी अब नही चलने देंगे।
मल्टीप्लेक्स में जाकर चेतावनी दी, मूवी रिलीज की तो #बजरंगदल अपना तेवर दिखाए गा।
धर्म के सम्मान में BajrangDal मैदान में। pic.twitter.com/cth0STQRbj
— Bajrang Dal Gujarat (@Bajrangdal_Guj) January 4, 2023
Meanwhile, Abhay will be next seen in Trial By Fire which also stars Rajshri Deshpande.
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