Actor Abhay Deol earned name and fame by starring in unconventional movies in Bollywood. But somewhere he did not achieve the recognition that can match his calibre. The 45-year-old actor, however, doesn't regret this. Abhay, in conversation with ETimes, explained the only thing he lacks is a PR machinery.
“People want to interview me, I get interviewed. People recognise me, they tell me they love my work. I don't feel the lack of recognition at all. If there is any lack of, it's the lack of investing in a PR machinery to keep me in the news all the time, and project a star image, which I was never interested in. So I do lack that star image, which I myself have to feed. Because all the stars have a PR machinery behind them that feeds into that narrative. I don't have that, and that's by choice," he told Etimes.
Comparing actors in India with those of America, he said, “But I cannot sit here and say that I am not recognised… People love my work and they tell me that all the time. It's sad that in India particularly, more so than in America, you just have to constantly feed the beast and stay in the news. We've created a system where, unless I see you see you every other day endorsing 10 brands, you're not recognised. What happened to just the fact that people love you and say that they do, and that journalists want to speak to you and papers are interested in what you have to say?”
Abhay Deol managed to impress the masses as well with an impactful role in Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. He added he still can choose the movies he wants to do, "so if that's not success I don't know what is." ALSO READ: Spin Review: Abhay Deol And Meera Syal's Film Is The Blandest Depiction Of NRI’s La-la-Land
Abhay is currently seen in Spin, a Disney Channel original movie. ALSO READ: Abhay Deol Recalls How Hrithik Roshan ‘Almost Killed’ Him And Farhan Akhtar While Shooting For ZNMD: ‘Sat There Thinking I’m Gonna Die Now’
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