Last year, #MeToo wave shook the Bollywood film industry with many popular names coming out in the open. From filmmaker Sajid Khan and Vikas Bahl to Nana Patekar and Alok Nath, many were named and shamed in #MeToo movement. Sajid and Vikas were thrown out from their films Housefull 4 and Super 30 respectively. Even CINTAA expelled Alok Nath.
Despite the strict actions taken against Alok Nath, he was featured in the trailer of De De Pyaar De featuring Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles. The trailer was launched yesterday on the birthday of Ajay Devgn.
As soon as the trailer was launched, people soon took notice of Alok Nath’s presence in the trailer and started slamming the makers and the team for featuring #MeToo accused. Netizens took to micro-blogging platform Twitter to brutally slam the team. Look at some of the reactions down below:
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
Didn't know that people are okay with watching a rape-accused's movie. Now I do. Also, the mental gymnastics men will perform to defend other men is fantastic. Why? Alok Nath tumhare rishtedar lagte hai kya? #DeDePyaarDe #DeDePyaarDeTrailer pic.twitter.com/i7rzNwUmhi
— Pramit (@pramitheus) 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
I enjoyed the #DeDePyaarDeTrailer, but WHY IS ALOK NATH BEING GIVEN WORK!!!!! WHEN IS THIS GOING TO STOP! This man has harassed and molested women, and has in all probability committed rape. But we will STILL give him work, we will STILL cast him.
What. Is. This.
— Sahir. (@sahiravik) 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
— Name Cannot Be Blank (@Not_A_Shammer) April 2, 2019
— Anoo Bhuyan (@AnooBhu) April 2, 2019
On being asked about the same at the trailer launch, Ajay Devgn said that the film was completed before the #MeToo allegations came out against Alok Nath. He further added that it is not the right place to talk about it.
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