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Dev D turns 10

February 06, 2019 15:02 IST

Abhay, Anurag get nostalgic.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Abhay Deol/Instagram

Anurag Kashyap's critically acclaimed Dev D, a contemporary take on the Bengali classic Devdas, released exactly 10 years ago, on February 6.

Abhay Deol, who played the lead in the film, got all nostalgic and penned a heartfelt message on his Instagram account.

Sharing a poster of his film, Abhay wrote, '10 years ago my film Dev.D was released. When I was going around the industry narrating the concept and trying to get it made, my idea was to empower the women in this tale, and expose the chauvinism and entitlement that Dev's character is all about.'

'The women had the strength; Dev is the one who is vulnerable, very common in paternalistic cultures. But, in our language we say, "don't be a p€££¥, have some "b@!!$ ". I know b@!!$ are very sensitive, way more than its female counterpart. Life is full of irony! #womenpower, cause that's what this film was about.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Anurag Kashyap/Instagram

Anurag Kashyap too posted a picture along with composer Amit Trivedi, left, and lyricist Shailender Singh Sodhi, centre. on his Insta feed and said, '10 years to Dev D .. these two geniuses and missing Amitabh Bhattacharya and all those amazing singers.. Today ten years ago it all changed professionally for all of us.'

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