Abhay Deol Reveals Filmmakers Asked Him To Take Advantage Of His Surname; ‘I Was Fighting…’

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Ever
since
his
debut
with
Imtiaz
Ali’s

Socha
Na
Tha

in
2015,
Abhay
Deol
is
known
for
his
unconventional
choice
of
films.
Over
the
years,
the
actor
has
delivered
impressive
performance
in
movies
like

Manorama
Six
Feet
Under
,

Dev
D

and

Oye
Lucky!
Lucky
Oye!

among
others.

Recently
in
an
interview
with
Hindustan
Times,
the
actor
looked
back
his
journey
and
talked
about
how
he
had
to
struggle
to
present
his
identity
and
his
personality
as
he
hails
from
the
illustrious
family
of
the
Deols.

Speaking
about
the
pressure
that
comes
with
a
famous
surname,
the

Zindagi
Na
Milegi
Dobara

actor
admitted,
“Because
I
come
from
a
family
and
have
a
last
name,
they
(Deol
family)
they
have
an
image.
When
I
started,
I
was
fighting
to
present
my
identity
and
my
personality,
but
the
makers
were
coming
back
to
me
and
saying,
‘You
have
a
family
that
has
an
image,
why
don’t
you
just
take
advantage
of
that’.”

He
said
that
he
wanted
to
embrace
his
individuality
in
an
industry
where
it’s
a
norm
to
be
“packaged
and
presented
by
what
your
father
or
your
family
have
created
for
you.” Deol
told
the
publication
that
he
got
the
tag
of
being
‘different’
simply
because
he
was
trying
to
make
space
for
himself
and
stick
to
his
individuality
and
authenticity
in
an
environment
which
is
so
much
about
packaging
and
selling.

Abhay
revealed
that
it
irked
him
when
he
was
told
to
make
movies
for
the
audience
and
not
for
himself.
He
said
that
he
found
it
extremely
patronising
when
he
was
told
that
he
doesn’t
have
to
like
it
as
long
as
the
audience
likes
it.

The

Raanjhanaa

actor
further
said
that
he
had
to
sacrifice
the
big
game
of
money
and
fame
to
do
what
he
wants
to
in
the
film
business.

Workwise,
Abhay
Deol
was
recently
seen
in
the
Lionsgate
Play
original
film,

Jungle
Cry
.

Story first published: Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 10:07 [IST]

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