What has changed for you since you debuted in Imtiaz Ali’s Socha Na Tha? But that doesn’t make me an activist and I didn’t even do that to necessarily be applauded in any way. But, I am an actor. It was great to see him in his work space and collaborate with him. So, it was overall a really nice experience. Me and him were supposed to do a movie before this, but the script never materialized. As a narrative it comes together really well. I have taken a stand every now and then for issues that affect me directly and issues that affect my fraternity. It is his first movie. About Zero, I wish I could say more about it, but it is the producer’s prerogative to give more information, not mine. Dialogue is important and I had to learn that while I was confronting. Yes, this is a pretty mainstream film. I did it because I felt I was cornered. Q. So, I did it for those reasons. For me a hero is not someone who dances like a dream, beats up the bad guy in the end and gets the girl. Yes, I did. I think I have grown. It’s pulpy and has action. I loved what I saw. It was great to team up with Katrina Kaif after Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. You’ve been quite reluctant to be part of mainstream cinema. I am more settled in where I am and who I am. He had shot most of the film when he met me. He is like family to me. That is what I like to showcase on screen too. I think it is one of the best stories I have read. I am an actor, people recognise me. I always pick characters where it’s not his muscles or dance skills that help him, because not all of us can look like that. I am not here to create any publicity out of it but make some actual change. Q. I personally am attracted to characters that I can relate to. You came across as a sole activist-artiste in Bollywood when you started the debate against actors endorsing fairness creams. I have never wanted to be all out artistic to the level where it isolates people. You are making your Tamil debut and you are a part of SRK’s Zero. The video game comes to life and takes him on an adventure. Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kathai should be done soon actually. And, I think it is the only chance I’d get to work with Shah Rukh Khan. People are joining me in this cause, but they should not because I am not an activist. I felt I needed to speak up. Related News
I should’ve approached Dev D’s success in a more balanced way: Abhay DeolAbhay Deol is keen to work with family but fears performing in front of DharmendraIdhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai teaser: Abhay Deol intrigues us with savage look in his Tamil debutIn this interview with indianexpress.com, Nanu Ki Jaanu actor Abhay Deol opens up about why he raised his voice against actors endorsing fairness creams, his life journey, his upcoming Kollywood debut and his gig with Shah Rukh Khan in Zero. I loved being a part of the film. I am not an activist. I made a mistake. If I am to stick to my belief and if I am to stick to being who I am and my principles, I need to figure how to go about it, because there is no point if I take one approach and it yields no results. It is a fantastic idea. Just more mature, I hope. How have I changed? I always try to do middle-of-the-road cinema. Let’s not try and encourage it. Also, I don’t like to confront people, but I end up doing that. I don’t think that confrontation always leads to a solution. It is a horror-comedy and so there is a certain quirk to it, which you don’t really see in a regular mainstream movie. There was no dub. I am not out there to prove anything to anyone. I am more secure now. That’s taking away from real activists. It is about a guy who makes a video game on the mythology of Vikram and Betal. Anand (L Rai) and me are friends. After Nanu Ki Jaanu, you have some interesting projects coming up. It was sync-sound, so I had to get it right in the take itself. Luckily in Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kathai, I don’t have a very long role, so could manage learning a bit of the language, meanings of the words and how to speak them. That’s kind of rare in today’s times. I have known him from before. I have done the non-mainstream movies too like Manorama Six Feet Under, Road the Movie and Shanghai. Nanu Ki Jaanu is like that too. Can an actor afford to be a rebel while being a part of the industry? A lot of us want to be heroes in our own lives and do things that are in our power as ordinary people. How did Nanu Ki Jaanu happen? I think that’s my approach to my work and maybe that’s what is translating to the audience. Q. I am more like someone who’d beat up ten guys, not with his muscles, but his strategy. I just used my celebrity status and platform to draw attention. It is thrilling. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Q. Colour and caste is engrained in our culture, but I don’t think it should be applauded or packaged and sold. The years that they put in for their activism and the kind of sacrifices they make for their cause, I have done none of that. If it’s there, fine. Your audience relates to your characters more than you the star. It is almost over. But largely my effort has always been to do middle-of-the-road films. I’d like to believe that I am more patient and compassionate. With my social media posts on fairness creams, I felt really strongly that I needed to speak up about it because I think we can take baby steps. That doesn’t serve me any good. I really love Socha Na Tha. It then ends up just making whole lot of noise with no action. 2018-04-16T18:06:15+05:30″>
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Abhay Deol will be next seen in Nanu Ki Jaanu. It is based on a graphic novel. I did that film because the director Rathindran R. But, I can definitely say that I am a part of the film and it was an amazing experience. Prasad is supremely talented. Q.