Actor Abhay Deol talked about how he hated fame growing up when questioned about his relatives. In a new interview, Abhay also said that when he went to New York, he still wasn’t out of that headspace of his Dev D role. Abhay revealed that he would drink every day. (Also read | Abhay Deol thinks Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan controversy is not ‘unimaginable’)
Dev D is a 2009 romantic black comedy film released in February 2009. It is written and directed by Anurag Kashyap. The film stars Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill and Kalki Koechlin.
In an interview with Mashable India, Abhay said, “Because I grew up in a movie-like family. As a child, I saw fame close up. I didn’t like it because your privacy is lost. Much is written about you. I used to get fame and the Literally hating media. Growing up, I saw a lot written about family, being asked as a kid, ‘Is it true, is that true?’ It used to make me angry. “Your dad works in movies, your uncle is a big star.” Obvious. Whatever was written about them, I was asked at school. I just didn’t like that. I saw a lot of people around family that i knew were there to get benefits, they weren’t friends.
About the time he was in New York, Abhay also said, “The Dev D role I did, I wasn’t out of that headspace. So for a year I did what Dev D did in the movie. I have a little more better than Dev. I didn’t walk the streets in torn clothes. I drank like a fool every day. I made really good friends, so I remember some things. My whole life is a daze.
Abhay was last seen in the limited series Trial By Fire, based on the fire at Uphaar Cinema in 1997. The series portrays the grueling legal battle and incredibly difficult journey that follows when two parents lose their children. It is based on the bestselling novel Trial by Fire: The Tragic Tale of the Uphaar Fire Tragedy written by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy.
Directed by Prashant Nair and produced by Endemol Shine India and House of Talkies, the drama also stars Rajshri Deshpande, Rajesh Tailang, Ashish Vidyarthi, Anupam Kher, Ratna Pathak, Shilpa Shukla and Shardul Bharadwaj. Trial By Fire premiered exclusively on Netflix on January 13.