June 18, 2009 7:35:08 PM IST Apeksha, Bollywood Trade News Network
Missing from the scene ever since his revisionist interpretation in the garb of DEV D had his fans in a thrall, Abhay Deol is now returning to Mumbai from New York for his new film AIESHA in which he plays the character of Mr. Knightley in a rich, well-groomed and urban look.His hands are full; having written the next treatment for his script, he will also be starting his own production company.
Though Abhay has been signed on to play the male lead, the complete focus of the pre-production activities has been on Sonam. Doting father that he is, Anil Kapoor is sparing no expenses to make sure Sonam gets the most lavish home production possible. Three male protagonists, Abhay, Cyrus Shahukar and newcomer Arunoday Singh, are incidental. In fact, it is also being said that their collective remuneration for the film would be less than what Sonam's elaborate gowns and dresses would cost.
But it doesn't bother Abhay, who looks at the brighter side that he would have a less hectic schedule than Sonam and it would be refreshing to see someone else on the set more often than him .Way to go Abhay!