When ‘Delhi Belly’ filmmaker was mistaken for ‘Dabangg’ director!

Delhi Belly director Abhinay Deo is miffed by the fact that people confuse him for the Dabangg director Abhinav Kashyap

Abhinay Deo is best known for his offbeat film Delhi Belly. All you Bhaag DK Bose fans will agree that his sensibilities as a director are much very different from those of his contemporaries. So we should not have been very surprised (though we were) when at a recent awards function, he chucked the monotone ‘Thank you’ speech for something much for fun – an anecdote. That too about Dabangg director Abhinav Kashyap. Abhinay revealed that he went through an identity crisis, right after Dabangg made its theatrical entry in B-town. Apparently, he met a reporter once, who kept on raving about his work. Suddenly at one point the reporter remarked that he was a huge fan of his first film. Now Abhinay’s first film was the Abhishek Bachchan-starrer Game. It was a major dud and of course, he was a bit taken aback when the reporter started singing his praises. Just to clear the air, the director asked the reporter the name of the film. Horror of horrors! The ignorant scribe blurted out “Dabangg”! The Delhi Belly director stated that now he has actually won an award, he hopes from the bottom of his heart that people don’t mistake him for Mr Kashyap ever again. Wethinks he should just chill about this and be grateful he is not being mistaken for the similar sounding Anubhav Sinha. Just imagine all the brickbats that he’ll be subjected to, thanks to the RA.One director!