The Dev D actor talks about his choice of films in Bollywood
Bollywood actor Abhay Deol, who is known for his off-beat choice of movies, says he would not mind taking his chances with mass-entertainers or formula films. “As an audience I enjoy it. I may not be able to act in it (massy films) but can definitely produce it,” said Abhay.
“For me doing a formula, big budget film will also be experimental cinema… it would be different. So I am open to it. But it better have someone who is established, have better clout and back that project and go gaga over it,” he added in the same breath.
Abhay feels Bollywood is about big money, big names and big glamour. “If someone offers me (mass films) why will I say no, I haven’t got anything yet. But will they offer me something like this… I don’t know, they might think I may say no considering I haven’t done something like this before. Some guys are big, they can take chances,” he felt.
The 37-year-old actor, who is now busy with his film One By Two, has advanced its release to January 31 to accomodate big brother Sunny Deol’s ‘Dhishkiyaon‘.
“I think from my heart than mind. I think here it did matter… I am not clashing with Jai Ho. I am coming after that. It was like if I have to do it then I don’t want to clash with Salman Khan, it will be like shooting myself in my foot. I was happy coming on February 7 as well, but my brother’s film was coming, which I believe is now delayed,” Abhay said.
On his equation and bonding with elder Deol brothers–Sunny and Bobby– he said, “The one thing that I have inherited from the Deol family is the whole emotional aspect. We are emotional than the most people… we are very shy of the media or public at large. We like being private, slightly hot headed.”
Besides Abhay, One By Two stars Preeti Desai, Rati Agnihotri, Jayant Kriplani, Darshan Jariwala and Lillete Dubey among others. Directed by Devika Bhagat, it is set to hit screens on January 31.