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Abhay Deol’s film Dev D is still making news. The actor recently received appreciation for his role in the film from Oscar winner Hollywood actor Matt Damon. Dev D was recently screened at the Venice Film Festival and Matt liked Abhay’s performance in it. According to sources, Matt has already congratulated Abhay.
For sure, Abhay must be happy to know that the Hollywood biggies are appreciating his films. Abhay has always depicted hatke roles. Currently the actor is enrolled as a speaker at TED’s (Technology, Entertainment, Design) first Asia conference being conducted at Mysore. Film-maker Shekhar Kapur is also accompanying him at the event.
Now a day when every Bollywood actor is making walk on ramp for their favourite designer, talented actor Abhay Deol too set to walk the ramp. Reportedly he will walk ramp for designer Ritu Beri in New Delhi. As the actor was already available in the city for the shooting of his upcoming film Aisha, easily landed in the role of a model too.
Till now we have seen him depicting different roles with ease, let’s see how he performs on ramp.
These days, Sonam Kapoor is all excited to talk about her next film Aisha. The film is based on Jane Austen’s novel Emma. Bollywood adaptation of the novel showcases the film based in New Delhi. Some of the scenes of the film have already been shot in New Delhi.
Talking about the film Sonam says, “There’s Abhay Deol, who plays Mr Knightley’s character, and Vidushi Mehra’s playing my sister.”
“I read quite a bit of Jane Austen and I feel that every young girl at one point or another would’ve had a favourite Austen novel. Aisha is based a lot on the book. It’s all about who you marry, how can you make yours wedding best and how you should find the perfect man,” adds Sonam.
Adding more to the girlish thing, she added, “Yes, every girl wants a perfect wedding. We want the
perfect man. But the perfect man is not necessarily the perfect man for you on paper; maybe, a girl and boy may not be so amazing together. Aisha doesn’t know that. Emma as a character didn’t know that and she tried to control everything and everybody, she thought that a puzzle should always fit perfectly. But she didn’t know that life’s not a puzzle; it’s a series of mish-mashes that makes it so beautiful.”
How this character is different from Bittu which she last played in Delhi-6? “Bittu was a girl and Aisha is a child-woman. Bittu was from Old Delhi and the lower middle class. Aisha’s from New Delhi, she lives near Aurangzeb Road, she might have a farmhouse in Chattarpur. Her dad has got an old Mercedes, and she likes to wear her mom’s old pearls and carry her vintage bags. She’s very classy, sophisticated and intelligent. She’s slightly spoilt. It’s fun playing this character,” defines Sonam.
Playing this character might bring Sonam under the scanner of literature lovers and Sonam carries on like, “That was my main aim because I’m a literature aficionado too. But people should know that we’re not setting the film in Victorian England. We’re adapting it as beautifully as we can to New Delhi and we’re trying to make Mr Knightley and Emma as contemporary as we can.”
To get into the skin of the character Sonam is listening to Beyonce, Rihanna, and Lady GaGa. Sonam’s father Anil Kapoor is not acting but producing the film.
Well, this is not a next role he is portraying or nor does any such classes he has joined in New York, but this is what the opinion of his Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! co-star Richa Chadda. Richa find a best tutor in him as he helped her during the shoot of the film.
Richa said, “Just watching Abhay helps you polish your acting skills. Abhay is not just a great actor, but also a brilliant co-star. He has this knack of guiding you through the scene and telling if you are going wrong. He corrects you when needed without being diplomatic. With him, every day seems like a classroom session.”
Well someone has become emotional about the Deol. Abhay Deol is currently in New York attending some metal wielding classes. We hope when he will be doing his next film, he might teach some metal wielding tricks to his co-stars. Actually something has already started sparking, isn’t it?
Could you believe that actor Abhay Deol is learning welding and metal works at New York? He must be the first actor who is pursuing a welding and metal work course at the time of his film release. Rather he has decided to stay in New York and travel back and forth for his acting assignments.
His film Dev D has released recently and Abhay Deol is not in India to know about his film or to promote his film. Instead he is doing some course in New York which is giving him fun. When asked to Abhay, he said, “Melting metal at 60,000 degree Fahrenheit is very therapeutic. It’s as cathartic as living out the anguish of Dev D.”
“I am here in New York to stay. It’s not as easy as it sounds; it was a hard decision to take. Traveling back and forth will take a lot of time and money. But I needed to get away. Acting is my primary passion. But there’s so much more to do in life. In Mumbai, I was caught in a rut,” added Abhay.
But the actor is happy knowing that his film has received well. After hearing the good things he feels that his labor had paid off.
Talking about shifting his base to New York, Abhay adds, “I chose New York as my second home because it’s a city that has always fascinated me. It’s a hub of activity. The creative possibilities here are unlimited. I want to grow not just as an actor but also as a human being. I am living at a rented place but I’m looking for a place to buy.”
But, he will back in India for his acting assignments. His next projects include Vikramaditya Motwane’s directorial debut, Dibakar Banerjee’s next and Anil Kapoor’s home production along with Sonam Kapoor.
Abhay Deol is seems to be pretty interesting among current bunch of young actors. He will be soon appearing as a modern day Devdas in Sudhir Mishra’s film. And the actor is quite familiar with the crazy lover role.
Abhay says, “I have gone through my Devdas phase - long back. I was kid then, I was really young, and crazy about a woman. But, I have passed that stage.”
But today the actor is got over the matter and ready to share his experience onscreen.