After Abhay Deol, Ashwin Kakumanu opens up about marginalisation in the industry
Ashwin Kakumanu wrote, "I think people should maybe make an effort to just treat everyone with some respect instead of like dirt, and then treat them like a god later"
Following an Instagram post by actor Abhay Deol claiming that he and co-star Farhan Akhtar were 'demoted' by award shows for their film, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, actor Ashwin Kakumanu has opened up about the 'marginalisation and trivialisation' that 'happens on every level'.
In the wake of what's been happening in terms of marginalising and trivialising some people to teach them their place or to trivialise and ignore some people to put another on a pedestal, I came across @AbhayDeol post and realise that this happens on every level...(contd) pic.twitter.com/XuK9Cr8NzY— Ashwin Kakumanu (@AshwinKakumanu) June 20, 2020
Ashwin wrote, "Realised how much I had bottled in over the years. People who ignore and marginalise your efforts or worth, humiliate you and of course backstabbing (the list wouldn't be complete without that one) all the bitter experiences people go through just to do what they love doing."
And while I'm more numb to every new variation of these efforts to sideline, I think people should maybe make an effort to just treat everyone with some respect instead of like dirt, and then treat them like a god later. Treat people like a human being, like you would like to be.— Ashwin Kakumanu (@AshwinKakumanu) June 20, 2020
The actor further shared how his name was omitted in a recent video that mentioned the director and all other lead actors in his film, Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kathai. He questioned if the omission was an 'afterthought' and wrote, "People like to back the winning horse or what they think the winning horse is going to be."
its ironic and only reinforces that people like to back the winning horse or what they think the winning horse is going to be. And its sad that this mentality is everywhere, about numbers, markets, and 'mass bro', instead of the work.
— Ashwin Kakumanu (@AshwinKakumanu) June 20, 2020
One of Ashwin's popular roles is as police officer Ganesh in Ajith's Mankatha. He has also been seen in films such as Zero, Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara, and 7aum Arivu. His future projects include Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan, Thollaikatchi, and Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kathai.