Sushant Singh Rajput‘s sudden demise has created an uproar in Bollywood. Celebrities like Kangana Ranaut, Raveena Tandon and numerous others have been calling out the many prevailing issues like nepotism, favouritism and lobbying culture in the Hindi film industry. One of those who opened about their experience is Abhay Deol. Lately, the actor has been speaking about the bitter truths of the industry on his social media.
If you have been observing Abhay’s Instagram feed, the actor has been sharing his journey in Bollywood. And, interestingly, all the posts share a common hashtag which reads, #makingwhatbollywouldnt. Now, the actor has pitched a film on Bollywood’s corrupt practices. Abhay took to his Instagram to talk about it while reminiscing about the shoot of his 2012 film, Shanghai, which revolves around the topic of corruption in politics. He also gave a shout-out to everyone who are using their voices against this systemic “corruption” in the industry, putting their own careers at stake.
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“Shanghai”, released in 2012. A contemporary Indian take on the Greek novel “Z” by author Vassilis Vassilikos. Directed by Dibakar Banerji this film puts systemic corruption in politics front and center, with devastating impact. Extremely relevant today. Looks like these days one could make a film about the corrupt practices of Bollywood! By the way, not sure if the current outrage will give rise to an independent Hindi film and music industry, without the unoriginal tag of “Bollywood”, but it sure feels good to hear loud voices from within the industry, risking their careers for the bigger “picture” (pun intended 😊). (@priyasreedharan we gotta make another movie! What’s Wasim Khan’s Instagram handle?). #makingwhatbollywouldnt
Helmed by Dibaker Banerjee, Shanghai is a political thriller. The movie also features Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin and Prosenjit Chatterjee.
The actor has been on a sharing spree these days. He has been talking about the story behind his various movies—Manorama 6 Feet under, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, Dev.D, Road, Movie, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye. However, his post on Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara became the most talked about one among all.