He is as ‘reclusive’ as ‘reclusive’ can get. He is the ‘chashmo-chirag’ of the Deol family, who can safely be titled as one of the hottest stars in Bollywood.
We are indeed referring to the suave Abhay Deol, who is on the cover of the February issue of the ‘andpersand’ magazine. Those in the know are aware of the fact that this dude is quite media shy. To which, Abhay admits, “I am media shy. I didn’t depend on the media to promote me. In that sense, I don’t owe them or anyone anything. I arrived upon success solely by myself.” Talking about films, he says, “I like films where I can relate to the characters- where I find them to be all flesh and flesh and blood, tangible and real.” For those who felt that being a Deol had everything carved out for him and that Bollywood was a cakewalk for this man, he answers, “The Deol tag meant that people expected me to be in a certain way, to live up to a certain standard. So, it kind of worked for me and against me, at the same time.” And this one is for those who ‘question’ about him not being ‘carved’ out for the quintessential Bolly hero, “I know I am not cut out to play a filmi hero. I don’t look like a hero.” Some confession that, Abhay!
All this and much more, in the latest edition of ‘andpersand’.