Ajay Devgn just released the trailer of his next romantic comedy ‘De De Pyar De’, which also featured Alok Nath. While there have been actors who have chosen not to work with other actors or filmmakers who have been accused of sexual harassment during MeToo, fans were unhappy to see the veteran actor in the film.
Alok Nath in 2018 had been accused of rape by writer-director Vinta Nanda. Other actors like Sandhya Mridul and Amyra Dastur, singer Sona Mohapatra and Nath’s co-star Navneet Nishan had also shared their harassment experiences.
Ajay who turned 50 yesterday, received backlash from displeased Twitter fans. While some said shame on you, others asked for an explanation.
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.
— #MeTooIndia (@IndiaMeToo) April 2, 2019
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
Wow!! So, that these guys are making a movie with Alok Nath as if nothing had happened.. cool.. awesome to see the support Hindi Film industry has for women.. #MeToo @ajaydevgn expected more than this from you.. https://t.co/1A26J8ZaNV
— Prashant Kondi (@PrasKon) April 2, 2019
De de pyaar se trailer is anyway condescending on so many levels, but the worst part is Ajay Devgan & Luv Ranjan team being highly insensitive towards the #Metoo .It has the scumbag Alok Nath in a full blown character. In spite of everything they have the gal to go ahead with it.
— Vaishnavi (@LinesAreBlurred) April 2, 2019
— Raj Negi (@ListenToRaj) April 2, 2019
#DeDePyaarDeTrailer is looks entertaining stuffs. But why #Metoo accused people like Luv Ranjan and Alok Nath are still getting to work? Why so much outrage for Vikas Bahl only? Not for them now? Why so much hypocrisy?
— 💔 (@sohailrocks11) April 2, 2019
During the trailer launch of the film, when producer Luv Ranjan was asked to comment on his choice to work with the actor, Ajay intervened saying: “This is not the right place to talk about it. Jinki aap baat kar rahe hai woh film uske pehle complete hui (the film was complete before the allegations surfaced against the person).”
IANS, post trailer launch had reached out to Alok Nath for a comment when he said: “I don’t want to talk anything about De De Pyaar De.”
Luv Ranjan’s romantic comedy, ‘De De Pyaar De’ which also stars Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh is directed by Akiv Ali.