The #MeToo Twitter handle of India slammed De De Pyaar De hero Ajay Devgn and producer Bhushan Kumar for having rape-accused Alok Nath in the movie
Mumbai: Today on the occasion of Ajay Devgn's 50th birthday, makers of De De Pyaar De released the trailer of his upcoming movie featuring Rakul Preet Singh and Tabu. The movie looks like a fun watch especially with the three critically acclaimed actors in key roles. From what can be gathered, the plot revolves around 50-year-old Ashish who is having a midlife crisis of sorts after having been divorced for almost 18 years from his ex-wife, Tabu aka Manju. Meanwhile, he hooks up with a woman half his age Ayesha, played by Rakulpreet and the two decide to date amidst accusations of her being a golddigger and the usual 'log kya kahenge' spiel.
However, the trailer didn't go well with the netizens. The trailer is now facing a lot of flak on Twitter for having rape accused Alok Nath in the film as Ajay's father. Alok Nath was accused of raping Vinta Nanda during the #MeToo movement last year.
Last year, during the #MeToo movement in India, Vinta had charged the actor of raping her decades ago. Later, many strict actions were taken against Alok Nath including him losing his Cine And TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA) membership.
The official #MeToo Twitter handle of India slammed Ajay and producer Bhushan Kumar for having Alok in the film. "While women continue to be disbelieved, ridiculed and shoved back into silence, men accused of sexual violence continue to find work. @ajaydevgn @itsBhushanKumar I hope you know Alok Nath has been accused of rape and an FIR filed. Disgusting that he's part of De De Pyar De," the tweet said.
"When it came to casting someone for that role, what made it absolutely necessary to pick a man accused of violence and harassment by multiple women? Is it a message that says you don't care? What will it take for artists to stand up in support of women who call out predators?" (SIC) it added.
Shame on @ajaydevgn for defending Alok Nath. They could have given him the boot post the allegations & FIR. I hate when celebs say "this is not the right platform to discuss". Issues such as this deserved to be discussed on every platform. #DeDePyaarDeTrailer @IndiaMeToo https://t.co/fA5DGDOczq— Shamini.M.R (@Not_A_Shammer) April 2, 2019
However, during the trailer launch, Ajay was asked the same thing by a reporter. In reply to this, the actor said that the shooting of the film was done much before the charges against Alok were made and refused to talk anything more on the issue.
The film will hit the screens on May 17, 2019.
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Last Updated 2, Apr 2019, 4:59 PM