Anurag Kashyap says ‘it was painfully difficult to work with’ Abhay Deol on Dev D: ‘Haven’t talked to him much since’


Actor Abhay Deol was as soon as the poster-child for Indian unbiased cinema, however then he fell off the radar. In an interview to HuffPost India, the actor stated that whereas he didn’t have any regrets about his profession, he might have tried to slot in somewhat extra.

After an preliminary run of profitable movies, he stated, “I was too bullish on the success behind me. I deluded myself into thinking that now the big players would put their money on me and experiment. Maybe the very expectation that they’d see things my way was my arrogance.” The actor added, “I could have played the game better. And I could have secured myself in a bigger manner. But I did not. And that was my choice. I don’t have any regrets.”


But among the filmmakers that Abhay labored with have completely different recollections of their time collectively. Anurag Kashyap, who directed Abhay in 2009’s Dev D, stated, “It was painfully difficult to work with him. I don’t really have great working memories with him. And haven’t talked to him much since I finished shooting,” he stated.

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Kashyap stated that after they have been making the movie, Abhay was confused. “He wanted to do artistic movies but also wanted the mainstream benefits. The benefits and luxuries of being a ‘Deol’. He would stay in a five-star hotel while the entire crew stayed in Paharganj for a film that was made on a very tight budget. Also the reason a lot of his directors went away from him.”

Kashyap stated that the actor didn’t present up to promote the movie when he was required to. “He wasn’t there to promote Dev D. He dissed the film and crew a lot. He was gone a long time. It was because of something he was grappling with emotionally and personally and never talked about. He also felt betrayed by me about which he has never spoken to me ever.” The filmmaker did, nevertheless, add that Abhay is a ‘brilliant actor’ who ‘deserves more’.

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This sentiment was echoed by Abhay’s Manorama: Six Feet Under director Navdeep Singh, who stated, “There’s a bit of pride and resentment in him which I think he should get over. Ultimately everybody is connected to everybody, I think he should just get back here because he’s incredibly gifted.”

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