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Angad Bedi REACTS to ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ online backlash: ‘The flak is unfair’

Angad Bedi responds to the social media backlash his film, 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' social media backlash is receiving.

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Angad Bedi is currently gearing up for his OTT release, ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl,’ in the movie, he plays the role of Janvhi Kapoor’s brother, now, the actor responded to the social media backlash the film is receiving.

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Addressing the backlash, the actor told Mid-Day, “It’s my film, too. Everyone has a right to their opinion, but people are spitting fire against one another. The flak [that the film is receiving] is unfair. Every industry is competitive.”

Talking about the outsider vs insider debate, Angad said, “I have auditioned for over 300 movies, and every rejection has been a learning experience. My role in Soorma led me to this film. I had gone to meet Shashank [Khaitan], who, in turn, made me meet Sharan (Sharma). After I tested for the role, Sharan told Karan [Johar] he wanted me for the part. There are lakhs of people in the industry, so it’s only fair that we all get a chance. Actors are like any other professional who work for a pay cheque.”

Earlier, talking to Hindustan Times, he said, “Alia (Bhatt), Varun (Dhawan), Ranbir (Kapoor) are all good actors. Why shouldn’t they get opportunities? Rather than pointing fingers at their lineage, I see this as a healthy competition. I’ve faced rejections, too. There have been times when filmmakers didn’t want to see my face and thinking I’m not up to the mark, gave the chance to someone else.”

‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ is based on the life of Indian Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena. Apart from Janhvi and Angad, the film also features, Pankaj Tripathi,  Ayesha Raza, Manav Vij, Vineet Kumar Singh, and  Ayesha Raza, directed by Sharan Sharma.

The film is set to release on 12 August on Netflix.

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