Abhay Deol Slams His Own Film ‘Raanjhanaa’ For It’s Regressive Messaging
The 2013 film Raanjhanaa was a major hit but has often been criticized for its regressive message which glorified stalking. It makes Sonam Kapoor’s character out to be the villain when she is really the victim.
Now, actor Abhay Deol who starred in the Aanand L Rai movie has come out against it and slammed it for its regressive message by sharing a note by a viewer who slammed the film for its storyline that glorified one-sided love.
“This scene does feel real though. Men who love the same woman, either fight over her or bond over their mutual betrayal. We have all heard and maybe even said things like ‘Her love made him a devdas’. There are so many people who face heartbreak and don’t turn self destructive. If you reject someone, why or how do you become responsible for the way they deal with that rejection? How a person deals with a heartbreak speaks less of the person who couldn’t love them back or even how deeply they felt for that person and more about what that heartbroken individual is made up of,” the viewer wrote.
Sharing the note, Deol wrote, “Such clear and valid insight from @oldschoolrebel9 regarding the film Raanjhana. History will not look kindly at this film for its regressive message. It’s been a theme in Bollywood for decades, where a boy can (and should), pursue a girl until she relents. Only in cinema does she do that willfully. In reality we have seen time and again that it leads to sexual violence of some sort. Glorifying it on screen only leads to blaming the victim, as @oldschoolrebel9 explains it so brilliantly. Please do take time out to read her observations in the pics above. #shedoesnotlikeyou #growup #gloryfyingsexualharrasment.”