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Abhay Deol: Why not remember Anurag from BLACK FRIDAY?

December 30, 2008 4:55:28 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Abhay Deol is clearly miffed with a section of media sounding apprehensive about DEV D. Reason behind this apprehension? The man behind the show, Anurag Kashyap, whose last release NO SMOKING, didn't quite impress many. However, even though he took a brief break and has now returned with DEV D, some of his detractors are attempting to pull him down even before the film's release.

"I don't quite understand why some of them have to do that when the man has clearly moved on. Not that NO SMOKING was bad for me by any means; no ways since I had really liked it. Still, DEV D is a different film and a different experience altogether. There are no ways that parallels can be drawn between the two films", defends Abhay Deol who has now clearly created a unique space for himself post movies like OYE LUCKY LUCKY OYE and MANORAMA – SIX FEET UNDER.

"Also, if you are really interested in remembering a director's past work, why not remember BLACK FRIDAY too", questions Abhay, "I don't think there was a single soul out there who disliked BLACK FRIDAY. When released, it was considered to be the most hard–hitting film on the Mumbai tragedy. It did well at the box office for its target audience and was critically well acclaimed too. So why remember a film maker only by his last release?"

Point noted Abhay! Here is looking forward to a new and refined version of 'Devdas' in the form of DEV D which releases all over on 6th February.


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