Angad Bedi calls flak on Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl 'unfair'; Opens up on playing Janhvi Kapoor's brother

Angad Bedi, who plays Janhvi Kapoor's brother in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, called the social media backlash 'unfair' and dismissed the insider-outsider debate.
Angad Bedi calls flak on Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl 'unfair'; Opens up on playing Janhvi Kapoor's brother
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Janhvi Kapoor starrer Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl's trailer released over the weekend and caught the attention of thousands of netizens. The film, which will be releasing on Netflix, also made noise for the conspicuous absence of Karan Johar and Dharma Productions from its trailer and poster amid the nepotism debate. The raging debate called by netizens has seen many of them tweet and comment about banning star kids. Angad Bedi, who plays Janhvi Kapoor's brother in the film, called this backlash 'unfair'.  

In an interview to Mid-Day, he said, "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. 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. 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." 

Angad dismissed the insider-outsider debate and said, "I have made my career here, I make money from it to look after my family and in so many years, I have not had one bad producer."  Adding that there are "lacs of people in the industry so it’s only fair that we all stand a fair chance". 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meri reel AUR real Bhena!! Rakshabandhan has been an important part of my growing up years ..this day holds many special memories. Gunjan Saxena, The Kargil Girl gave me an opportunity to portray the character of a brother for the first time on screen. I feel, “Anshuman Saxena”is a lot like how I have been to my sister he is Gunjan’s mirror, being brutally honest and critical but being there ..every step of the way to protect her. Thank you for @janhvikapoor being the best on screen sister and @nehabedi2 for tolerating me till date. This year, let’s use the beautiful occasion of Rakshabandhan to celebrate the bond of love, support and protection.. not just between a brother and a sister, but anyone who has been protected and supported you. A friend, a family member, a colleague.. anyone! Share it on your Instagram feed and tag me and I’ll repost. #BetterTogether Let’s share positive stories, lets spread love, let’s celebrate humanity - our basic value is love and support for each other! #happyrakhi

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Speaking about his experience of playing Janhvi's brother in the film, he said, "For me the roughest was getting the right camaraderie with Janhvi. I had known her socially but through the workshops, we grew thick. Sharry (director Sharan) would make us do lines together. Janhvi and I come from different worlds and over the film, she became a part of my family and that's the energy we needed to depict. We discussed our childhood." 

ALSO READ: Karan Johar's name from Janhvi Kapoor's Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl's trailer dropped amid nepotism debate?

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is slated to hit Netflix on 12 August. The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Ayesha Raza Mishra among others. 

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Anonymous 6 months ago

janta will decide who they want to see on sceen from now on..you filmakers cannot shove just anyone down our throats..you all survive on our money¬ the other way around.

Anonymous 6 months ago

anagd even you got this movie because of your wife neha who's a chamchi of kjo.

Anonymous 6 months ago

#justiceforsushant

Anonymous 6 months ago

Who are you?

Anonymous 6 months ago

Question - How was she selected to play this role? Did any others audition for this role? KJo just gifted the role to her on a platter looks like. We survived with out movies for the past few months due to the pandemic. We can do it going forward too. Guys lets put an end to Nepotism in 2020. Lets not waste our hard earned money anymore.

Anonymous 6 months ago

The movie’s trailer has 50% dislike already

Anonymous 6 months ago

Give it a break people!! Why are you blaming jhanvi or any of the actors in this movie. Is it her fault that she was born to an actor? Nepotism exists in every line of work.

Anonymous 6 months ago

What unfair. Get lost

Anonymous 6 months ago

We will not watch that's it..do whatever you want and angand bedi your dad is cricketer and you had it easy don't pretend that you have struggled You where with noora all of sudden made neha preggy and boom marriage family ...that word doesn't suit so shut up and get lost be side kick forever

Anonymous 6 months ago

My parents are both officers in IAF but still I'll not go to watch this movie as I'm against nepotism

Anonymous 6 months ago

This is the dumbest reply I have ever had. I don't think officers have any connection with these stars so why did you even mentioned it??

Anonymous 6 months ago

Please think before you type.IAF type of job involves service to the nation!!People who give their lives to serving the nation are acknowledged by giving some quota to their kids.bollywood stars already rolling in money,their careers are fame and money,they havent served anyone except themselves

Anonymous 6 months ago

Sure they will arrange the job for you someday or they have already arranged for your sibling. Come back when they retire and die yet no one in your family was employed by the IAS. That's when you can claim the moral high ground

Anonymous 6 months ago

Karan is back to his real mode again casting a starkids in his movies. You should commit suicide in the most horrible way Karan.

Anonymous 6 months ago

jhanvi's pr on fire ! will not help anways . becoz of botox she struggles to move even single atom o her face

Anonymous 6 months ago

Nobody is going to watch this flop Bollywood version of GI Jane. It was horribly miscast and could've been way way better without nepo Janvi. Karmastra Karan.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Baba re baba yeh sab ke sab pagal hai. Imagine defending a Kjo film with a star kid who has questionable talent in THIS time? Angad pagal hai kya. There is no defending Karan Johar anymore. There is no defending Star Kids anymore especially ones like Jhanvi who were groomed, forced down our throat, and who can't act. Even Sri Devi fans have to admit Jhanvi is a failed actress. She is pretty, courtesy her mothers surgeon.

Anonymous 6 months ago

What else you expect from an actor who is part of a Dharma movie itself & what else you expect from the PR team who circulated articles atleast a month back saying Janhvi would have got a 'National Award' if the film wasn't on OTT? No one has seen such shameless PR for any actor without a single frame or trailer of his/her movie being released!!

Anonymous 6 months ago

Angad bedi is modeling his life mr bipasha basu Aka Karan Singh Grover. Both untalented and Living in reflected glory of wives

Anonymous 6 months ago

Hello bootlicker!

Anonymous 6 months ago

Jhanvi rocks in this movie, very intense scenes. Will be watching on August 12th. Move over haters and get a life.

Anonymous 6 months ago

okay jhanhavi

Anonymous 6 months ago

Njoi ur movie Janvi

Anonymous 6 months ago

People want Janhvi to give 10 expression in one dialogue. Hahaha. She's doing best for the role. Haters ki jali

Anonymous 6 months ago

Exactly, comparing her to her mother with over 50 years acting experience. How studio really.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Love JK's acting.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Janhvi kapoor is doing very good acting.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Angad Bedi is son of cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi. Another star kid.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Janhvi is amazing.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Mr Neha Dhupia is comfortable with nepotism. Instead of asking for reform so the industry becomes a safer place for people from small town India or a poor guy with acting dreams he wants this cushy environment to continue. Not everyone can sell their soul. Not everyone can use sex and drugs to go forward in Bollywood. This level of apathy By Bollywood insider is the reason why indian public need to use more discretion while watching movies

Anonymous 6 months ago

ANgad cant see her terrible body language who is representing airforce. Now he will give gyan about acting and two timing girlfriends

Anonymous 6 months ago

Good Luck!!!

Anonymous 6 months ago

tu yaha h bcoz of neha

Anonymous 6 months ago

Had she acted well she would have gotten love. Her acting was pathetic what do u expect? Could she portray the strength and Passion no. Just getting 100 surgeries and looking good dosent make one a good actor. She will still get 1000 films after which any idiot will become a good actor

Anonymous 6 months ago

Just ignore the haters and do your work guys.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Sharan told Karan hahaha......dude your wife Neha is the only reason you exist for Karan. Also the flak is well deserved because Jhanvi cannot act. This is coming from a die hard Sridevi fan.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Wonderful as a die hard Sridevi fan, it's okay for you to bully her daughter because for no other reason than because she's Sridevi's daughter. Sridevi was an outsider who worked hard for Bollywood and the Indian film industry spanning Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada. What's the point if no one is ready to give her daughter a chance?

Anonymous 6 months ago

She cannot act yet getting such opportunities! Disgusting truth Boycott their movies and they will know their place

Anonymous 6 months ago

Oh yaX, sure Angad ji, Marty Neha ans you are just like that a tag along into the gang! Lol, surprised he is defending nepo kids

Anonymous 6 months ago

I agree nepotism debate exists, but the flak Jahnvi is receving is from the PR of another newcomer.

Anonymous 6 months ago

waiting for the movie now..