The actor-producer was even spotted with a 'black eye' as a symbol of protest during the recently held Screen awards. The gesture earned him support of musicians including Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kailash Kher, Vishal-Shekhar, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and others. "Big respect! Thank you for your support and whatever happens whether the music releases or not 'One By Two' film needs all your support people," the music trio tweeted.
"It's encouraging to see someone at least standing up for the music fraternity," tweeted singer Sonu Nigam. "Appreciate Abhay Deol's stand, he had a choice but he chose to save art and artistes from illegal contracts. Hope all actors producers join this," vocalist Kailash Kher shared on the micro-blogging website.
"Hats off to you Mr Abhay Deol! I'm speechless at your stand. Respect. Always," singer Sunidhi Chauhan tweeted. "Today, Abhay Deol has shown he is a man of principles and courage. He's won the admiration and thanks of the entire film music fraternity," music director and singer Vishal Dadlani posted on Twitter. "We need to revolutionize the work ethics of Indian music industry! No more illegal contracts. Boycott the music mafia," tweeted Alisha Chinai. (PTI)