Actor Gulshan Devaiah blamed for fun Taapsee Pannu for all the trolling he received on Twitter Monday. Gulshan had tweeted about the hate being spread on social media and Taapsee had retweeted his post later in the day. This led to Gulshan receiving some hate and vile remarks in response. (Also Read: Duranga gets a shoutout from Flower of Evil actor Lee Joon-gi)
Gulshan’s original tweet was, “Harvesting people’s anger and fear for personal gain through social media is a thriving business.” Taapsee shared his tweet, writing, “That’s true.” Taapsee has long been the target of trolls on Twitter and she often responds to them. Her latest film, the Anurag Kashyap director Dobaaraa, also sparked the fury of social media, with many calling for a boycott.
Gulshan then shared Taapsee’s tweet, writing: “oh achcha ..aap ne quote retweet kiya hai (So it’s you who retweeted my post).. No wonder I’m getting trolled.”
The actor is currently high on the success of his latest outing, Duranga Two Shades Of A Lie. It is the official Hindi remake of the popular Korean show Flower of Evil. Starring Rajesh Khattar, Divya Sheth, Zakir Hussain, Barkha Bisht, Abhijit Khandkekar and Hera Mishra, the show premiered on ZEE5 on August 19. It revolves around a seemingly perfect man (Gulshan) who hides a twisted past from his wife Ira (Drashti Dhami) who is an agent on the show.
About adapting a K-Drama for Hindi audiences, creator Goldie Behl told PTI, “We have a few people in our office who are big fans of K-dramas. Aleena, who also works as my creative director, is a big K drama fan. She is the one who identified the show and asked me to watch it. Then we contacted the original company and chose the rights from them. The whole process of getting the rights happened within a year, he added.
Prior to Duranga, Gulshan played the lover of Rajkummar Rao in Badhaai Do. His role as queer lawyer Guru Narayan had limited screen time but was impressive and garnered much critical acclaim.
Taapsee’s latest film, Dobaaraa, is currently in theaters. The film, directed by Anurag Kashyap, received positive reviews but had a disappointing show at the box office.