No, he’s not playing such a role in a movie. Actually Abhay Deolâ€™s having the time of his life in the US. From being a welding student, heâ€™s now giving lectures too there. Reportedly he wooed the audience with his speech at the prestigious Wharton business school of the University Of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
He said of the March 21 speech, “It was a fun experience. The audience was very receptive and excited. I didn’t go with any theme in mind. I was asked questions about Bollywood. A lot of them were to do with how the industry has been up till now and about how it is changing rapidly.”
He also added, “We spoke of the ‘multiplex’ film versus the ‘single screen’ film, of the new economy, the new generation of film watchers, the possibility of Bollywood going global, and talent out there which is yet to be tapped.”
From day one heâ€™s acted in films like â€˜Socha Na Thaâ€™, â€˜Ahista Ahistaâ€™ â€˜Manorama Six Feet Underâ€™, â€˜Oye Lucky Oyeâ€™ and more recently â€˜Dev Dâ€™. So much so that now heâ€™s being seen as the voice of a specific kind of niche avant-garde cinema in Bollywood.
He added, “A lot of the questions had to do with my choice of films. The hall was packed and we got asked many questions. One person even asked me about how some of the sequences in Dev D were shot, primarily the ones where I was rigged with the camera.”
He also talks about how happy heâ€™s in New York. After ‘suddenly rising’ Freida Pinto, he’s another star who loves the city.
He informed, “I love this city. I feel at home here as the people are very much like they are in Mumbai and I have my own place. I do cook, but I mostly eat out and I keep my place clean. Once in two weeks I have a maid who comes and cleans the apartment.”
Heâ€™s also been linked up with Soha Ali Khan in the past, and now Sonam and ‘Miss Great Britain’ Preeti Desai and Abhay simply says: “The Indian press would link me with a pizza if I was spotted carrying one with me.”
This guy sure is doing pretty well in life, his own unconventional way.